Monday, April 20, 2009

Design Tip of the Week (4.20.09): Put a CORK in it!

As our culture becomes more aware of our environment, the choices for alternative, eco-friendly home materials begin to become overwhelming. P4D would like to take one material at a time and bring you some information so you can select one that is right for your home. Today we focus on CORK flooring options!

Cork Floors
*Cork is reasonably priced, starting at around $4 per tile for flooring.

*There are many texture and color options for cork. You can find a good selection here at Natural Cork & More, along with the classic cork style.

*Green Is In - Today's average consumer is interested in healthy living and looks for products that support this ideal. Cork is one of those products. You can buy cork flooring created from post-industrial by-products of the wine bottle-stopper industry. Read more about the process here.

*Cork is anti-microbial, will not spread flame, and is inherently resistant to molds, mildews, and common pests. I'm sold! :)

*Cork is scratch resistant and durable. However, you can't keep heavy objects stationary on it without it slightly denting.

Check out these cork floors that look nothing like what you would imagine cork would look like!

{New Dimensions - Wide Tiles - Slate}

{New Dimensions - Narrow Plank - Galicia}

{Eco Cork - Luna}

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