Cork as a décor material is making a huge comeback and that’s not surprising, there are tons of reasons! Cork is a great sound proofing material, it’s a heat retainer, it’s eco- and budget-friendly and easy to maintain. Now there are different shades and textures available, you can create lot of patterns and that won’t break your budget. So today I’ve prepared some modern ideas to use cork in your home décor, and I’m sure you’ll want to cover your walls or floors with cork after that!
Cork can be used for covering walls, and what I like most of all is texture. Cork texture looks eye-catchy, warm and awesome – almost like natural wood but no so expensive to install. Cork retains warmth and it’s a great and budget-friendly sound-proofing material. Cork is very eco-friendly and you can easily use it in kids rooms and nurseries, it can accentuate a wall in your bedroom or even bathroom, and if you are afraid that it’s not durable, that’s not true cause there are a lot of finishes that will keep it in a perfect condition.
Cork tiles are amazing for covering home office walls because cork is a perfect pinboard, so you can cover a whole wall or a part of it, or even all the walls of your home office. If it’s a nook, you will also highlight this zone, and then you can just pin your photos, notes and other stuff there. So comfortable!
Cork flooring is amazing! It’s soft like suede, it has the insulating qualities and resiliency of carpet; it’s easy-to-clean and has luxurious appeal with its earthy colors and rich texture. The material is waterproof, and the natural waxy substance inherent in cork makes it mold and mildew resistant, too, and it’s also non-allergic.
Cork flooring is more durable than hard wood; easy to clean–just sweep and damp mop, which makes it totally perfect for any kitchen or bathroom where water or other liquids on the floor are a frequent thing.
There are many textures and colors, so you can easily create funky patterns and creative looks with cork tiles on the floor. Cork is very durable and comfortable to walk on and less-prone to being scratched, which is important especially if you have kids or pets.