Seattle pre-school plans to use cork flooring
Seattle pre-school plans to use cork flooring Seattle-resident Michelle Warren and her husband, Jonathan, are opening a new pre-school that features an innovative design, MyWallingford.com reports.
The aptly named Exploration Academy will accept children between 30 months and five-years-old and the classroom will be built using eco-friendly materials.
"We are particularly concerned with providing a classroom that is esthetically pleasing, functional, and environmentally conscientious," Warren told the news source. "Flooring will be either cork or sustainable wood flooring, and learning tools made from sustainable wood and/or recycled materials are prioritized"
Green-minded individuals who are decorating their homes can take Warren's advice and install cork flooring throughout the space. Only the bark of the cork oak tree is harvested, so it causes very little harm to the tree itself.
Of course, cork flooring provides benefits that extend past being environmentally friendly. According to TLC.com, the material offers a cushioning effect on feet and because it is rife with air cells, it captures heat extremely well and acts as an insulator.