Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pink Fever

Pink, I know. Nuts! Something I never thought I'd ever post about. I'm putting this temporary colour psychosis down to spending an entire weekend recently in the company of my three year old niece.

1 comment:

  1. Ah well, honeysuckle pink seems to be appealing to everyone ~ so perhaps Pantone are onto something!

    In answer to your question on my blog, about the cork...yes bamboo is a good choice for flooring too, as long as it comes from a certified harvesting process. This information is pretty quickly found if you do a hunt of their websites. The average crop time is 6 years ~ pretty fast compared with hardwood plantations of eg. brushbox or spotted gum, which are around 50 years. {These native hardwoods from regrowth forests are ok too.} And don't even get me started on Merbau, and similar timbers from rainforests....they are not a good choice at all.

    Bamboo is surprisingly strong as a flooring, which is why it is used so extensively in retail fitouts. There are wonderful new tones and wider boards available now. I love the striped zebra type patterns, and the rich colours. It is also very easy to look after, as, like timber, you can just sand it back and recoat with a hydrothane finish when it looks sad.

    In terms of best choice for flooring, on environmental process grounds, I would say look at bamboo, cork from Portugal, linoleum {which is made from cork and linseed and is one of my absolute favourite flooring materials}, recycled solid timber {expensive but beautiful}, and carpets made from seagrass and other fast~growing crops.

    I hope that helps a bit! I realise I have left you a rather long comment...hmmm... maybe I better do a post on my blog soon about this because I could rattle on forever!

    If you have any other questions, just drop me an email at


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