I tend to be over-protective of the oak counters in my kitchen, doing all my slicing and dicing on cutting boards. Perhaps if I worked on cork surfaces I'd be a little more freewheeling in my treatment of them. No surprise to anyone who enjoys a bottle of wine, the material is happy in a wet environment. These counters are made of 100% recycled cork that has been formed into slabs just over an inch thick. While a long stretch of a cork counter might be appealing to some, I'm envisioning strategically-placed inserts routed into surfaces of stone, concrete, and yes, wood. suberra.co
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.