Natural, Sustainable, Environmentally and Ecologically
Friendly Renewable Resource
There is no other material, either natural or manmade, with all of the characteristics that are unique to raw cork: light weight, rot resistant, non-toxic, good compression and expansion, fire resistant, impermeable, soft, and buoyant. Besides these remarkable qualities, cork bark is also a sustainable, renewable, and environmentally friendly natural resource. Cork bark is “stripped” off the cork oak trees at appropriate intervals without damage to the trees and allows new bark to grow in its place so there is no harm to nature, no trees are cut or destroyed, no disturbance of flora and fauna … and yet a whole industry flourishes from this very unique raw material. Besides the many other products listed, all of which are produce from cork bark, Jelinek also supplies large quantities of cork bark in its raw and natural form for a variety of products and purposes:
Corkwood is the raw material used by all cork manufacturers in the production of the majority of cork products, including natural wine corks and other natural cork stoppers and products. Corkwood is sorted by quality and thickness, boiled, pressed flat and aged appropriately with controlled moisture so it is “production ready”. Corkwood is sold in truckload or container quantities, packed in standard bale sizes and weights. Contact us with your needs at 1-800-959-0995.
Virgin Cork Bark is bark obtained from the very first two harvests of a cork tree. The rougher, less uniformed and more “natural” surface appearance and texture of the bark from these initial harvests are easily distinguished from the smoother texture of subsequent harvests from which corkwood is yielded. Diverse industries utilize virgin bark. Virgin cork bark is sold by weight (approximately one square foot equals one pound), either loose or in appropriate bale sizes. It is also available either pressed flator tubed (curved pieces of bark in the shape of the tree contour). Remember it is a totally natural product so shapes and sizes within any one shipment will vary. Contact us for specific details at 1-800-959-0995.
Orchid Cork Bark is ideal for mounting orchids or any other plant that requires epiphytic like conditions. Since most orchids are epiphytes and therefore require a growing environment with extremely good aeration and drainage, they happily attach themselves to cork bark. Each piece of cork bark is unique and creates a beautiful natural display.
Terrarium & Reptile Cork is easy to decorate with bringing natural beauty to terrariums. Plants, reptiles and frogs all enjoy a healthy and natural habitat livingon, under, or beside cork bark, which is completely non-toxic. Rounded and tubed virgin cork bark provides ideal sleeping, resting and hiding places for all creatures. Reptile owners utilize cork bark to imitate the natural look and feel of trees in the forest or desert terrain. Along the same lines, zoos around the world use cork bark to create a natural habitat and museums also use cork bark extensively in their exhibits.
Exhibits and Displays are often produced using cork bark to create natural scenes and settings for displaying certain products and realistic theater sets. Whether constructing whole trees or rough terrain, virgin cork bark will be effective and realistic. Cork bark has been used by major department stores in their window displays, museums in their exhibits, and on movie, television and theater sets.
Model Train Terrain enthusiasts and other hobbyists use cork bark and cork bark chips to create desired and realistic terrain effects. Cork bark is easy to work with and can be cut or broken to any size and if required attached in place by carpenter glue.
Virgin Cork Bark Wall Tiles are perhaps one of the most distinctive and exclusive wall tills on the market. These tiles are individually hand crafted from virgin cork bark, the first stripping of the cork oak trees. These tiles can be used on walls and ceilings. The bark covering is naturally dramatic, rich in texture, warm and as durable as Mother Nature meant bark to be. As with all cork coverings, virgin cork tiles also provide good insulationand acoustical values. They are 300mm x 300mm x 18mm in size (approximately 12” x 12” x ¾”).