|Re: Common House - cork?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joanie Connors (jvcphdgmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 10:13:45 -0800 (PST)|
My parents' home had cork flooring in the living room from 1953 until it was sold in 1997. It was good quality cork, but it looked fine until the day we had to sell it, though it had to deal with 6 children and many parties. It went through one refinishing in all those years. My father had the foresight to buy extra tiles, so that when the dog chewed on a corner area they could be replaced. It was a very pleasant floor to grow up on. On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Naomi Anderegg <naomi_anderegg [at] yahoo.com> wrote: > > Does anyone have cork flooring--like this: > http://www.bamboofloorings.org/2010/11/09/cork-flooring-3/ ? 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 > wood > flooring, but I think that it probably holds up longer than carpet... I'm > really > just speculating on that, though. > > > Naomi Anderegg > > > > > ________________________________ > From: Holly McNutt <holly.mcnutt [at] gmail.com> > To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> > 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 > to > 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 > seen > 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 >>larger >>spaces, and the guest rooms are in use when not in use as a guest room! Do >>any >>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 >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ >> >> > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
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