This completely natural, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable material has a raw and timeless appeal. Because cork comes from nature itself, no piece is the same, offering a multitude of grain, texture, and color choices. Cork is a 100% natural material that is obtained through an environmentally friendly harvesting process. Cork trees are not cut down to harvest the cork, instead, the bark is harvested by hand every nine years. Cork trees can live up to 300 years, which means they can be harvested 33 times during their life span. The cork's processing is relatively straightforward, even waste scraps are collected for use.