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Natural Cork Almada Collection offer some great colors!

US FLoors Natural Cork Almada Collection

Green Goods Products love the selection of colors offered in the Almada line. Browse through the products and find the grain pattern and color that fits your needs. Cork is warm, soft on the feet, made with non toxic glues and finishes and is naturally wonderful. 
And why is cork considered green?

Cork is rapidly renewable, non toxic and helps create a safe environment! A little more on the cork tree ….

THE NATURAL CORK TREE

A member of the beech family, Quercus Suber or the cork oak tree grows in coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Seven countries comprise the bulk of the area where cork oak will grow. These countries are Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia with the majority of the production occurring in Portugal and Spain. Relatively slow growing, cork trees survive harsh conditions in depleted soil that will often support little else of value. There are examples of cork oak trees that are 400 to 500 years old, though the average life expectancy would be 120 to 200 years.

Unlike most trees where primary value is derived from the lumber of the trunk, Natural Cork is actually obtained from the bark of the tree. This unusually thick bark is made up of millions of tiny prism-shaped air pockets which create a resilient cushiony surface that offers several distinct advantages to the tree. Natural Cork is a natural fire inhibitor so the bark provides protection from wildfires common to the region. An inherent waxy substance, suberin, serves as an insect repellant eliminating threat from many usual agricultural pests. And the bark is regenerative, so its protective properties will grow back if damaged in any way.

 Mikel Robertson
111 South Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
p.805 543 9900 f. 805 543 9903
Green Leaf Doors

Natural Cork Almada Collection offer some great colors!

US FLoors Natural Cork Almada Collection

Green Goods Products love the selection of colors offered in the Almada line. Browse through the products and find the grain pattern and color that fits your needs. Cork is warm, soft on the feet, made with non toxic glues and finishes and is naturally wonderful. 
And why is cork considered green?

Cork is rapidly renewable, non toxic and helps create a safe environment! A little more on the cork tree ….

THE NATURAL CORK TREE

A member of the beech family, Quercus Suber or the cork oak tree grows in coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Seven countries comprise the bulk of the area where cork oak will grow. These countries are Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia with the majority of the production occurring in Portugal and Spain. Relatively slow growing, cork trees survive harsh conditions in depleted soil that will often support little else of value. There are examples of cork oak trees that are 400 to 500 years old, though the average life expectancy would be 120 to 200 years.

Unlike most trees where primary value is derived from the lumber of the trunk, Natural Cork is actually obtained from the bark of the tree. This unusually thick bark is made up of millions of tiny prism-shaped air pockets which create a resilient cushiony surface that offers several distinct advantages to the tree. Natural Cork is a natural fire inhibitor so the bark provides protection from wildfires common to the region. An inherent waxy substance, suberin, serves as an insect repellant eliminating threat from many usual agricultural pests. And the bark is regenerative, so its protective properties will grow back if damaged in any way.

 Mikel Robertson
111 South Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
p.805 543 9900 f. 805 543 9903
Green Leaf Doors

Movie Night @ Green Goods 6-20-12


Taken at 111 Sourh st., san luis obispo, ca 93401