Re: Common House - cork?
From: Naomi Anderegg (
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 19:21:11 -0800 (PST)
Does anyone have cork flooring--like this: ? I've heard/read 
good things--that it's eco-friendly, hygienic, has more give and cushioniness 
than wood, absorbs sound well, etc. It seems like it would be a good compromise 
when you need to get your flooring redone. But I don't have any personal 
experience with it, myself. I don't think it lasts as long as well-finished 
flooring, but I think that it probably holds up longer than carpet... I'm 
just speculating on that, though. 

Naomi Anderegg

From: Holly McNutt <holly.mcnutt [at]>
To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at]>
Sent: Thu, March 3, 2011 3:21:22 PM
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Common House

On the subject of Common House design, I am curious to know what type of 
FLOORING your Common Houses have in the main areas where people gather,  
dining/living room space.  We have carpet in the DR and some of us would like 
replace with something else, like wood or marmoleum.  Some people feel a hard 
surface floor is too noisy where people gather, and others feel that carpet 
where people eat is not very hygenic, not to mention less attractive.  I've 
photos of lots of CH's with lovely wood floors and frankly, I am jealous!  Can 
anyone offer any useful input on this? It's been a hot topic here and will no 
doubt come around again.  - Holly at Nyland

On Mar 3, 2011, at 10:15 AM, Sally Thompson wrote:

> Adding to that discussion is a comment to see what others think.  I believe 
> in 
>having more than one use for each room, and one thing I would do is to put a 
>sofa bed in each guest room so that the rooms can be used for small
> gatherings such as to watch a football game or having a mending circle or a 
>small committee meeting so that small gatherings need not monopolize the 
>spaces, and the guest rooms are in use when not in use as a guest room!  Do 
>common houses have sofa beds?  You could even have the equivalent of twin beds 
>with a small sofa or large chair that can open out into a twin.  What do you 
>think?  What other dual purpose rooms can you suggest to save square footage?
> Sally Thompson
> Harmony Green Village
> Delaware County, PA
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