Cork is a natural product with remarkable and unique qualities that are unmatched by any other natural material. It takes about 20years to reach a point that it may be harvested and is the only tree which can regenerate itself after each harvest. Thus, cork is harvested on a sustainable basis and the stripping of the bark does not harm the tree in any way. The bark grows back completely, taking on a smoother texture after each harvest. A cork oak tree can be safely harvested up to 20 times during its life cycle, making it an inexhaustible natural resource.
Cork has many benefits as a raw material and within its end use. It is light highly flexible, making it both compressible and elastic, impermeable to both liquids and gases, it does not rot, posesses low conductivity of heat, sound, and vibration, is highly resistant to wear and tear.
Comcork is leading the way with its commitment to recycling and sustainable manufacturing. Thanks to full accreditation from GECA, (Comcork is the only Australian made resilient flooring which is GECA certified), the entire flooring range can now be used in all Green Star buildings. In fact, Comcork not only complies with the Green Building Council read more..