Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cork Floor

Okay, a friend sent me this picture of a super-sustainable floor. If you look closely you'll see, it's made entirely from corks. So, at first I thought WOW! That is fantastic. What a way to think outside the box...or outside the bottle ;D

But then I started to think about it. How much wine would one have to drink to have so many left over corks that they could make this floor? I don't know but that might be a sign of more than sustainability...

Still, I think it's a great way to reuse something and the floor would be so springy and comfortable.  So, if this does nothing more than simply act as inspiration, that's okay too.

Remember you don't have to throw away, save that cork for another day...or floor ;D


The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my gosh.

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

If one were going to install a floor like that, that person would want to ask all her friends to save their corks. It would be simple enough to put out a plea on Facebook -- you'd have plenty of corks in no time at all.

Here in Virginia, there are so many vineyards, that I'm guessing a person could contact some and see if they'd save their old corks for you.

And if this is something you think you might want to do, tell me. I throw all our old corks in a jar and could easily send you a shipment every now and again.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That would be a seriously huge amount of corks! Drink to that;)

Rena Jones said...

That's kind of cool. Although, I'm curious how they sealed it and how, if at all, it's cleaned.

We don't drink a lot, but I save all my corks. Sadly, most aren't made with real cork anymore. We still use them for craft projects for school though. We've got lots of cork Rudolphs hanging on our Christmas tree.