Put a Cork in It


Recycled from the cork stopper industry’s byproduct and fashioned into penny size patterns on hand-mounted paper mesh sheets, cork mosaic tiles are a chic renewable resource. We’ve seen the large sheets of cork flooring, but when adopted as mosaic tiles this green choice quickly becomes a classic.

The designs from Habitus New York City even come in custom colors that are current and design friendly, like the green, red or white. The natural is appealing to purists. I wish I had opted for this rather than the ceramic mosaic on the floor in my kids’ bath remodel because it insulates and is water resistant, making it ideal for high traffic areas (kitchen, baths and dens) and suitable for the surfaces of baths and showers. Cork flooring also repels allergens which is handy with dogs and cats and all the other stuff in the house.


Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.