What do the historic Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg, FL,
The country of Portugal,
And this kitchen table have in common?
Here's a hint that's little more than a shameless plug. The Palladium Theater is home to the St. Petersburg Opera Company and the practice facility of the Florida Orchestra. It's also a starving arts organization that needs every scrap of support it can muster, as do all community arts organizations. Please help to keep the Palladium and whatever community arts groups are local to you alive during these troubled times.
OK, with that out of the way, the Palladium has its original, 70-year-old cork floors. After 70 years in a public facility, those cork floors still look fantastic.
Cork flooring comes from Portugal.
The design I mentioned the other day in post about kitchen tables is getting a cork floor.
This cork floor to be exact.
Cork flooring is not new, though it's currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity. It's resilient, kind of spongy, tough as nails and completely sustainable. It's also stunning. Look at some of this stuff.
Gorgeous yes and believe it or not, it doesn't have any special requirements for care or cleaning either. Here are a few more beauty shots.
All of these cork floors are available as planks or tiles from US Floors in Dalton, GA. If you need any more information, just ask me.