Re: follow-up re: Common House - cork
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 05:45:22 -0800 (PST)
There was a thread re cork flooring in this list a year or so ago, regarding
an effort to ³re-finish² cork flooring that did not work out so well.  It
appears that cork is a good-looking and advantageous product for a
considerable number of years ? but once it is stained and worn, one cannot
re-finish it to a like-new condition as one can with hardwood.

Flooring is interesting on a life cycle cost basis.  At one extreme, a good
tile job can last decades.  At another, the re-cycled carpet tile industry
was pioneered by Interface, and now offers cost-competitive systems that can
be reasonably fully replaced on a five-year maintenance cycle.

Philip Dowds
Cornerstone Cohousing
Cambridge, MA

On 3/4/11 8:20 AM, "Ruth Hirsch" <heidinys [at]> wrote:

> PS--
> the cork flooring they have does not look like the photo in your link.
> It is large squares, golden + copper colors.  Quite nice.
> Ruth
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