Author: Pedro Menezes Pereira

Are Cork Trees Endangered?

Cork has long been used for wine bottle stoppers, but this material has exploded in popularity in recent years as an eco-friendly flooring option. You may have heard rumors that there’s a cork shortage, lending to the question: are cork trees endangered? Are we in…

How Cork is Formed?

When one picks up a piece of cork, they usually take it for granted, not knowing anything about its chemical makeup or origin. All they know is that it’s an excellent sealant and floats on water. Little do they know that cork is harvested from…

How to Make Cork

Oak, a natural product from the cork oak tree is harvested after every nine years. Cork oak trees reach maturity at the age of 20 years when harvesting is done for the first time. This initial harvest is usually of poor quality, density and volume….