🌿 Eco By Design
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where does Cork come from? The bark comes from the cork oak tree which grows in the forests of the Mediterranean countries. The largest concentration of plantations are found in Spain and Portugal. Only the bark is peeled off every decade. The tree itself is never felled. By using cork, we keep the forest alive.
Flooring Manufacture Warranty
For commercial areas with heavy traffic, it is recommended that the floor is cleaned daily. Use hardwood polish on a regular basis. This will help your polyurethane finish last longer. On average it can last between 2-10 years.
The chemical composition of cork is:
45% Suberin: the main component of the cell walls, responsible for the resilience of the cork.
27% Lignin: the compound which contributes to the binding of the different components.
12% Polysaccharides: components of the cell walls which contribute to defining the texture of the cork.
6% Tannins: Polyphenolic compounds that ensure the imperviousness of cork.
5% Ceroides 5%: Hydrophobic compounds that ensure the imperviousness of cork.