Cork, what’s not to love? It is a fantastically sustainable product. It’s one of my favorite products for many other reasons. It keeps my delicious wine fresh for starters. Beyond the wine it has applications for use in our home. It can be a wall covering as well as flooring. Why is it so good? Well, here is the list; insulating, anti-static, insect resistant, fire resistant, anti-allergen, softness, resiliency and durability. In fact it’s so durable that it’s been used in libraries, courthouses and churches around the country. The oldest installation is in The First Congregational Church in Chicago, Il. It’s been there since 1890 and is still in use. Another prominent location is the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mn where it’s been in place since 1912. It’s also in the Library of Congress. All that is quite impressive. Now it’s available in a multitude of colors and patterns. I have it in my dining room and I want to put it in our family room and bedroom. If you have a room that needs new flooring, think about cork.
The Virtues of Cork September 11, 2009