Private Club, Library

Aronson’s was hired to document and replace the historic cork flooring design in the library of a private New York City club. The design included an 18″ checkerboard on a diagonal of medium and light cork, and a 6″ x 18″ border and 12″ x 24″ surrounding fill design. Four coats of water based polyurethane were used to seal the flooring.

Cork is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees, which can regenerate after being stripped. This makes it a renewable and sustainable resource. The trees are not cut down, and they continue to live and grow, providing a continuous source of cork.

Cork has been used as a floor covering in New York City since the 1890’s. It became popular when renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright chose cork flooring for many of his home designs. Cork can be found in many NYC historic buildings, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the main branch of the New York Public Library, and Mckim, Mead & White’s 40 Wall Street.

Photography by: Aronson's Floor Covering