Cork flooring a versatile, sustainable option
Cork flooring a versatile, sustainable option Those looking for a sustainable material to use in every day life should consider the benefits of cork. The Associated Press reports that cork is one of the most versatile materials when it comes to green design.
According to the source, cork is durable, lightweight, naturally insulating and fire-resistant. Because of its many benefits, it is an ideal material making furniture. Design expert Michael Iannone told the news source that it is one of his favorite things to work with.
"As a green furniture designer, I'm always looking for new materials to expand the range of sustainable materials that are available," Iannone told the news provider. "We've always incorporated graphics into our furniture line. Cork fits the bill as a green material, and gives me a wide range of colors and finishes to create graphics with."
While cork has been used in furniture for some time, cork flooring is also gaining popularity. TLC.com says that it is an especially god choice for eco-conscious individuals who are planning to renovate their homes, as it is available in a wide variety of colors that match any design scheme.