As the Fig Garden Project lurches towards completion--well it never will be in truth--I am thrilled that they hall bathroom finally is completed. And so the affection for cork continues. Cork tiles from Duro Design add complement the retro 1960s tile that I cannot yet bear to replace--and I won’t for now because they are in still great shape. But the dreary linoleum had to go, and so for this bathroom, cork flooring without question it is. I layered it with three coats of stain, and then three coats of urethane. Once finished, the tiles are tough and feel sturdy under the feet--and yet feel cushy and comfortable when compared to ceramic tile. In the future I would love to have an entire house slathered in cork--but for now I am going with the bamboo elsewhere in the home. Consider cork for your bathroom floor: you won’t regret it.

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Recycled cork tiles by Duro Design

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009, his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.