Re: Common House - cork?
From: judy Thomas (
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 05:56:26 -0800 (PST)
Couldn't not chip in with the cork tile debate.  I have a type of cork tile in 
my bathroom and it has all the favourable properties you mention.  I don't know 
whether they are available in the States, I bought mine here in England.  The 
tiles are cork sandwiched between a stronger outer clear cover something akin 
vinyl.  They're much more durable than plain cork and don't stain or wear like 
plain cork which needs resealing from time to time.  If you can find them I 
think it would be worth the search.

Judy Thomas
Worcester, UK

From: Ruth Hirsch <heidinys [at]>
To: cohousing-l [at]
Sent: Fri, 4 March, 2011 13:18:28
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Common House - cork?


I have seen cork flooring in a super busy place and am stunned at how 
beautifully it has held up.  while we do not have it in our CommonHouse, it is 
in the large health food shop in Kingston, Ny.  It gets many many many people 
walking on it-- and rolling carts as well as commercial delivery handtrucks 
it.  It has been there several years of rough wear and it looking good.


Cantines Island, Saugerties, NY

On Mar 4, 2011, at 6:16 AM, cohousing-l-request [at] wrote:

Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 19:21:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Naomi Anderegg <naomi_anderegg [at]>

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

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