How is Cork Flooring Made?
Most of the time when people think of cork they think of wine bottles or bulletin boards, but one the the most unique applications for cork is as a flooring option. Like wine bottle cork most cork flooring is made from the bark of the cork oak tree or Quercus Suber in the Mediterranean. The bark is hand harvested every 9 years and the harvesters are careful to leave a protective layer to allow it to regenerate again.
Cork flooring comes in many different varieties. There are as many as 40 different colors and shapes ranging from rectangles to hexagons.