Category: Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring Delivers on Eco-Chic Style and Comfort

There was a time when homeowners were forced to choose between beauty, function and responsible sourcing. Not so now, according to famed architect and designer, Vern Yip. As a long-time champion of sustainable design, the HGTV star is constantly looking for eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal that can adapt to any aesthetic. “The variety …

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5 Kitchen Flooring Ideas You’ll Love

Kitchens are high-traffic rooms that need exceptional flooring. Besides having to look good, successful kitchen floors need to withstand spills, food, sliding chairs, dropped dishes and the occasional mopping. Here are the pros and cons of the five top flooring choices for this important room. Ceramics, porcelain and stone tiles: Ceramics are a favourite for …

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Home décor rules to live by

Are you looking to refresh a room, or give life to tired space? Take a look at a few creative quick tips from Vern Yip, the acclaimed interior designer, long-time HGTV star, and an ambassador for the Portuguese Cork Association. Especially for DIYers, here are Yip’s top design rules: Tie in the Old with the …

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Natural materials top the home décor trends for 2015

Leading designers are saying that 2015 will be all about ‘style fusion’ and natural materials. There is also a trend towards re-use and recycle, says long time HGTV star Vern Yip, who is also a vocal champion of eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal. “The variety of choices available to environmentally-conscious consumers today is remarkable,” …

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Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring: Endurance for 5,000 Years With growing public wakefulness to the protection of the environment, cork floors have gained in popularity recently due to the ever increasing consciousness and consumption of natural resources readily available, without destruction of endangered forests and wildlife habitats. Cork floors are a by-product of the cork tree, traditionally found …

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