Peel and Stick Cork Puzzle Tiles

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Peel and Stick Cork Puzzle Tiles

Check out Mio Cultures’ very cool--and environmentally friendly--peel and stick cork ModuTiles ($95). They’re sold in sets of six tan and six chocolate colored tiles that cover 12 square feet. Configure them any way you please to make rugs or runners. Use the adhesive tabs for temporary installation, or install them permanently over an entire floor using standard cork flooring adhesives and finishes. To increase they’re durability for...

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Cork Fabric

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Cork Fabric

The Cork Store sells–you guessed it–cork stuff. Among their more interesting offerings is their cork fabric. It ‘utilizes the natural beauty and warmth of cork while allowing for the richness and durability of leather.’

The upholstery grade fabric–which is machine washable at 90 degrees Fahrenheit–is 1.5 yards wide and costs $130 per linear yard. Admittedly not the cheapest fabric available, but certainly one of the more interesting. It can be...

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Gaiam's Cork Lamp

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Gaiam's Cork Lamp

New from Gaiam is their Cork Lamp, which is ‘crafted from sustainable eco-friendly materials’. The cork used ‘comes from the tree’s bark, which grows back, while the base is made from fast-growing rubberwood.’ The lamp ($198) is a perfect example of the minimalist nature of organic materials.

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An Alternative to Laminate Flooring: Click Cork

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An Alternative to Laminate Flooring: Click Cork

If you’re interested in the diy-ability, comfort and cleanliness of wood laminate, but don’t particularly care for its hard, cold, noisy-to-walk-on surface, you might want to consider click-together cork flooring. The video from iFloor is a nice primer for do-it-yourself installation, which is similar, if not identical, to traditional laminate flooring. Pre-finished cork tiles can start around $2.60 a square foot. To peruse various manufacturers...

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