I’m anxious to do a cork mosaic tile instillation. Yes, cork … the very material that you see in wine bottles! Using cork as a natural tile material for floors and walls is not only unique, but a great opportunity to introduce texture and color.
My favorite distributor is New York City-based Habitus Finishes and their Cork Mosaic tile. Their tile is very forward-looking and made from the recycled wine stopper industry’s by-product, so a true renewable resource. It is warm, anti-static, anti-bacterial, resilient and suitable for wet areas.
Cork chips are actually fashioned by hand on sheets making the mosaic easy to install to floors and walls utilizing traditional thin-set mortar and grout.
If you’re interested in trying this, let me know. We can go with a natural finish that allows you to see the pretty variations in cork tones or stained to any color utilizing typical wood stain products.
After we’re finished, we might even uncork a bottle of wine … to celebrate our new instillation. Cheers!
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