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As a material, cork is naturally light, flexible, sound and thermally insulating thanks to the honeycomb structure of its cells. These natural properties are now reinforced in Cork’n Roll products with new performance advantages including: abrasion, mechanical, stain and water resistance – along with unlimited design possibilities.
Cork ‘n Roll sheets are available in size 1500 x 1400, with an 8mm thickness. This material’s virgin colours and textures come directly from nature.
The cork oak (Quercus Suber L) is the tree that provides cork, which is in fact the tree’s bark. This bark is harvested after 25 years’ growth in cycles of 9 years. Cork oak is grown in forests or groves and lives up to 200 years. It grows mainly in the Mediterranean regions, with Portugal being the largest producer and processor of cork in the world.