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What is Cork?

by Team Goseeko


  • Cork is a Eco-friendly natural material.
  • One obtains it from the bark of cork oak tress.
  • One can peel these barks after every 9 to 14 years.
  • One first cleans the bark then bakes it.
  • At the time of baking process, the natural resin content in the cork comes out.
  • Then this natural resin further binds the material into a homogenous mass.

Properties of Cork:

The important properties are as follows:

  1. Firstly, Insect repellent.
  2. It is light in weight.
  3. Cork is Scratch resistant, fire resistant, sound absorbent.
  4. It is resilient and elastic.
  5. Has heat insulating qualities.
  6. It is non-slippery and porous.
  7. Heat and moisture does not attack it.
  8. One can cut it with ease.
  9. Lastly, It is good insulator of electricity and sound.


Following are the various uses:

  • Firstly, One can use it to make the tile or carpet.
  • One uses it to prepare sheet and boards, bottle stoppers.
  • One can use it in floor covering for places such as Churches, theatres etc.
  • Tiles made from it are fairly elastic, durable and sound proof.
  • One uses it as covering for walls as well as floors.
  • It is based products are used in broadcasting stations, theares, libraries, art galleries etc.
  • Lastly, Cork floors can be maintained with sealers and protective coatings to avoid soiling.

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