In preparation for an upcoming project, I’ve been collecting wine corks by the bag-full from a local restaurant that participates in a cork recycling program. A quick online search of the organization led me to their line of recycled cork products, and I was (ahem)
floored when I saw their patented mosaic cork tiles - a beautiful option for a kitchen or bath.
Jelinek Cork Group
, an organization that collects and recycles hundreds of thousands of used wine corks each year, offers a wide variety cork products running the gamut from fishing accessories and furniture to wall coverings and flooring. I was especially impressed by the look of their mosaic line, which seems to almost resemble the beauty of embedded coins
. Aside from its stunning aesthetic, the mosaic cork flooring is as easy to install as the glue-and-grout method of any other ceramic tile and comes with a whole world of eco-friendly benefits.
Both a natural product and a renewable resource, cork makes a great home flooring option for a number of reasons. Aside from the soft and warm underfoot comfort, cork makes for an excellent insulator, is anti-allergenic and water resistant - making it perfect for wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms. As a durable, low-maintenance surface I have even seen friends sing its praises for its kid and pet-friendliness.
For more information and to see other Jelinek Cork Group products, visit www.Jelinek.com
Images: 1. Domino Magazine (via Furfin.com) 2, 3 &4. Jelinek.com