We've been in a kitchen with cork floors before, and walking on them is definitely different than walking on hard stone, wood, or linoleum. The cork has some give and cushion, almost like rubber (read more about rubber floors in the kitchen here). We imagine it to be much easier on the legs if you're standing up cooking for hours at a time.
The earthy brown color is also a nice contrast to all of the icy blue and white details in this kitchen. The cork tiles, which the homeowners laid themselves, are from Expanko.
Does anyone have cork flooring in the kitchen? Is it more comfortable?
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(Images: Keith Scott Morton for Country Living)