What a great product for Wisconsin! Cork is a great fatigue mat due to the natural characteristics of cork. For a workplace like a kitchen it’s soft under foot, forgiving if you drop something (unlike ceramic tile) and is naturally warmer in our cold Wisconsin winters. Properly harvested, cork recycles itself in 12 years, a great renewable material. Our cork is from Portugal, and cork from Spain and Portugal is noted for it’s higher density and longer life. All of our corks have a water based Urethane wear-layer, so they are safe and easy to maintain.