When is the best time of the year to buy Cork?
February, March, April, and May. Shipment times are typically 2 weeks for normal stock items. Special orders typically take 4 weeks during these months.
Is the quality of high-end Cork becoming scarce?
No, but pricing fluctuates. As with most commodities, supply and demand greatly affect the price of Cork. We currently have in stock some of best Cork that we have ever had.
What is Flor Cork?
At one point in time Flor was the highest grade of Cork possible. The problem was that everyone had their own opinion as to what constituted Flor. So, because of this, we manufactured our own grading system. Five Star is the “cream of the crop”, Four Star, Three Star, etc. Each piece of Cork goes through our grading system when it is first received, and then again, during fulfillment of your order. This helps us assure a constant and consistent product for our partners. Unfortunately we do not sell “Flawless” Cork as the cost is simply too prohibitive.