Read more for details. Cork's Quick Facts:
- Sustainable: Cork is superbly sustainable. Unlike wood, cork harvesting does not kill the tree. The outer bark is harvested, leaving the cork oak to live and grow.
- Clean and natural: Cork's innate characteristics repel dust, germs and mold. And there's no need for harsh chemicals or cleaning agents to maintain it.
- Comfortable: Cork has a unique honeycomb-like structure with air pockets that make it a natural shock absorber for your feet and back.
- Good for the environment: Cork oak helps prevent soil erosion (and subsequent desertification) during the hot Mediterranean summers because of its evergreen leaves and long roots that penetrate deep into the soil.