In an open-plan space, zone an area with a stunning wall mural, or cork tile
an expanse of wall so you can pin up inspiring photos or to-do lists.
Valsecchi's design as an excellent display of the style possibilities with 100% cork tile
Supplies needed: wooden crate, cork tile
, fabric, tape measure, scissors, hot glue gun, cup hooks, T-pins, sawtooth hangers.
Spray adhesive on both a square of cork tile
and 10 of the blocks.
Using a sharp Stanley knife and a ruler, cut each cork tile
into four equal squares.
unfinished cork tile
over a sound plywood underlayment.
Buy unfinished tiles and coat them with a layer of cork tile
sealant or hardwearing varnish.
specialists Harvey Maria have launched its seasonal collection, comprising four floor tile designs showing a swathe of soft pink roses (spring), bubbles floating against a blue sky (summer), red and gold leaves (autumn), and water droplets on a foggy background (winter).
Charlie added: "Cosmetically, it will look just like in 1939, with things like a leather cloth on the walls and a hard-wearing vinyl floor which will look like the original cork tiles
A glass supplier may be able to make you a mirror out of an unwanted frame and Jo says: "Many of these places are small, locally run firms that would really appreciate the business." Here are her ideas for other uses: | Stick cork tiles
in the backing and create a pinboard.
KIT FOR KIDS Provide spaces for self-expression by painting a wall with blackboard paint, hanging up rolls of drawing paper, or making a large notice board by fixing cork tiles
in a square to a wall and framing with simple painted wood strips.