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lena daley

That chain-link curtain is a piece of art. Stunning!!

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Great restoration job, but I am confused by: "...the design team replaced the original cork floors that were beyond repair with new black vinyl flooring."

The original cork is non-toxic (depending on the glue used), a comfortable, sustainable, natural product, which is still commonly used.

The vinyl they replaced it with is one of the most toxic products made - both in the manufacturing, and if it is ever burned. Check out the humorous documentary, "Blue Vinyl."

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@darshanamaya, I agree that the vinyl is an odd choice in this restoration, since cork flooring is readily available and you would think it would be a no-brainer to replace like with like. If authenticity is the aim, why go with an inappropriate material? I assume it was an aesthetic choice, but they could have chosen a more eco-friendly product like Marmoleum and achieved a similar finish.

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