FAQ

Order Questions

How Long is Delivery?

Free tracked courier delivery included with every order (1-3 Working Days).  We aim to ship all orders out in working day. 

Where Are Orders Shipping From?

We ship orders from our UK warehouse just outside London.

How Much is Delivery?

Free! Your order will be shipped with DPD or Royal Mail

How Can I Track My Order?

Once your orer is shipped we’ll notify you by email and send your tracking link. You can also find it by going to your order confirmation page by clicking ‘View Your Order‘ button in the ‘Your Cork Space order #9999 is on the way‘ email.

What is Your Gurarantee?

Love it or return it within 90 days for a full refund (excluding return shipping), Learn more.

Product Questions

How Flexible is Cork

The cork layer is made from tiny bits of compressed cork pieces bonded to a rubber base, this makes the mat super flexible across uneven ground and easy to roll up.

Why Choose Cork Space over Cheaper Alternatives?

Although at first glance they may appear similar, cheaper cork mats that use TPE or PER as they base are not as durable or sustainable. Poorer quality cork can also be more prone to chipping, cracking or peeling. Poorly designed bases don’t offer the same comfort, padding or support. Cork Space is not cheap – it is a premium yoga mat that delivers a uniquely wonderful yoga experience. Many wonder why they didn’t invest in a better mat (that makes them smile every time) years ago. 

Is Cork Sustainable?

Yes, cork is a sustainable material because it can be harvested every 10 to 12 years and replaced with new bark. It also has a low carbon footprint, as the trees are never cut down in order to harvest the cork (they remain a protected species in Portugal)

Demand for cork provides much needed investment in the industry, providing jobs and supporting the local economy. The harvesting of cork is a sustainable practice. While cork bark is regrowing, the trees suck up even more CO2 from the surrounding environment which helps combat global warming.

I Heard There Is a Cork Shortage?

There is an abundance of cork. The cork shortage myth is said to be started by Wine PR departments to help explain their transition to plastic stoppers to save money. Using cork in new and innovative ways helps to maintain demand for the cork industry, preserving Cork Oak forests across Portugal and the Mediterranean for generations to come.

Suitable for Hot Yoga?

Yes – absolutely. It can handle any amount of sweat you can throw at it. In fact cork gets gripper, the sweatier you get. 

Do You Have Care Instructions?

While the mat is strong and durable, here’s how to keep it in tip-top condition:

  • Avoid folding or creasing, roll cork side facing out.
  • Always use with clean feet & hands, no shoes.
  • When wet lay flat to dry.
  • Once a month (or after a very heavy session) wipe your mat with a soft wet cloth (use white vinegar OR lemon OR natural soap mixed with hot water)  to remove oils and dirt.
  • As an all-natural product, it’s normal for cork to change colour over time.

What styles of yoga is Cork Space Suited To?

It can be used with any style of yoga, pilates or home exercise. Practitioners of restorative, meditation or yin yoga styles particularly love its natural feel. While faster Vinyasa styles of yogis love the sweat grip cork provides and the padding of the natural rubber.

What is the difference between Pro & Nomad

Our Nomad cork yoga mat is a thinner and lighter cousin to our original Pro. 

The Nomad has the exact same dimensions and materials but sits on half the thickness of rubber -2mm for a active, and direct experience in a lightweight package for travel and studio commutes.

The Pro offers more padding and protection for knobbly knees, on a sturdy 4mm base of rubber.

Sturdy, grounding and incredible padding (4mm) OR Lightweight, active and powerful feedback (2mm).

 
Pro (4mm)Nomad (2mm)
More Padding & ProtectionDirect & Minimalist Feel
Weighty – Studio & HomeLighter – Portable & Travel
183cm x 61cm183cm x 61cm
4mm rubber + 0.5mm cork2mm rubber + 0.5mm cork
2.6kg1.55kg (50% Lighter)
More Questions

Do You Offer a Wholesale Order?

If your a yoga teacher, studio or business looking for a wholesale order, please reach out. 

(Updated: 29th Jan 2021) We have 30 x returned mats available with a 60% discount sold in bulk, mix of used once & used lightly – great for a studio. Email now to order. 

Have another question? 

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