Why Amorim Wise and our Sustainable Cork Floor | Amorim Wise

Cork

Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.), a slow growing tree from the Mediterranean region.

100%

natural, reusable and recyclable

Lightweight, elastic and compressible

impermeable, fire retardant and abrasion resistant are some of cork’s key characteristics

NO TREES ARE DAMAGED OR CUT

during harvesting (cork extraction)

Cork Oak tree

The cork oak tree is essential for the economic development of rural areas in the Mediterranean region

9 years

cork oaks are harvested for the first time when the tree is 25 years, and then in 9 years cycles

Regenerates itself

the cork oak tree is the only tree that regenerates itself after each extraction

200 years

average lifespan of a cork oak tree, that can be stripped around 18 times in its life

Cork Oak forest

The cork oak forest is one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots

100.000 people

WWF estimates that more than 100.000 people are economically dependent of cork-related business activities.

2.1 million hectares

of cork oak forest in the Mediterranean region

200.000 tones

of cork are harvested each year

CO₂ retention

For each tone of cork produced, the cork oak forest retains 73 tons of CO₂

Cork continues to retain CO₂

even after it has been transformed into flooring

Climate Positive floors

Amorim Wise has reached a remarkable negative carbon balance, helping to reduce Global Warming Potential

101 kg CO₂ /m²

an Amorim Wise floor can retain up to

Cork

Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.), a slow growing tree from the Mediterranean region.

Cork Oak tree

The cork oak tree is essential for the economic development of rural areas in the Mediterranean region

Cork Oak forest

The cork oak forest is one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots

CO₂ retention

For each tone of cork produced, the cork oak forest retains 73 tons of CO₂

100%

natural, reusable and recyclable

Lightweight, elastic and compressible

impermeable, fire retardant and abrasion resistant are some of cork’s key characteristics

NO TREES ARE DAMAGED OR CUT

during harvesting (cork extraction)

9 years

cork oaks are harvested for the first time when the tree is 25 years, and then in 9 years cycles

Regenerates itself

the cork oak tree is the only tree that regenerates itself after each extraction

200 years

average lifespan of a cork oak tree, that can be stripped around 18 times in its life

100.000 people

WWF estimates that more than 100.000 people are economically dependent of cork-related business activities.

2.1 million hectares

of cork oak forest in the Mediterranean region

200.000 tones

of cork are harvested each year

Cork continues to retain CO₂

even after it has been transformed into flooring

Climate Positive floors

Amorim Wise has reached a remarkable negative carbon balance, helping to reduce Global Warming Potential

101 kg CO₂ /m²

an Amorim Wise floor can retain up to

Amorim Cork Flooring uses small text files, cookies, to create an optimized experience when using our website. By clicking “Submit” you are allowing the use of cookies from our website in your computer and mobile device.

Review our Privacy Policy here.

Dark Grey Washed Oak

FDYF001 | FDYF001

Select product to compare

Select product to compare