Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Quirky thing about CORK

These days Cork is synonymous with "sustainability". Although it has been used for centuries to keep wine fermenting, the wine industry's by-product has resulted in all sorts of new uses, from flooring to fabric to concrete composite. Its sustainable attributes include not only its post industrial reuse, but the cork tree's renewability. The attractiveness of the cork oak tree is its' ability to re-grow its bark after it has been harvested. Cork is strong, light weight, and fireproof. It has proven to have a lasting capability in the history of its manufactured life.

OOCK is offering a selective line of Cork products including flooring, fabric and custom made cork ottomans.

1 comment:

Team Wicanders said...

Hi Carol,
Gotta love that word "quirky"! Well, we think cork is pretty special. Quirky does seem to fit it in a way, because the word means "characterized by unexpected traits." Yes, people don't expect that cork is anti-microbial,anti-bacterial, anti-static, and naturally pest and insect resistant, which makes it perfect for floors in homes and businesses. Yes, sustainable and eco-friendly too. Thanks for sharing the info with others.
Team Wicanders