New Jersey Custom Wine Cellars and Cork Recycling

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Have you ever seen a key holder, stamps, or a mini toy house for kids made from used corks? There are a lot of things that you can make out of wine corks.

Using your imagination and creativity, you can create a lot of stuff from the things that you thought were worthless: wine corks from empty bottles in your New Jersey wine cellar. If you have a pile of used wine bottles in your backyard or in your wine storage room, it is time for you to recycle them into something useful and save the environment.

For you to come up with different ideas of things that you can do with wine corks, you have to understand the properties of cork. What are its characteristics, what is it made of, and what are the things that you can do with it?

Cork has unique characteristics. It is very light, impermeable to liquid and gases, it is elastic and compressible. This is why it is a perfect material for use in wine stoppers.

Cork is also an excellent thermal and acoustic insulator. It’s fire retardant, it has a high resistance to abrasion, and it is 100% natural recyclable and reusable. These are the things that make cork very special.

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Now that we know cork’s properties, let’s figure out how to take advantage instead of getting rid of it.

Things You can Make out of Wine Corks 

Cork has excellent insulating properties against heat and has the ability to absorb sound and vibration making it an excellent material for wine cellar flooring. Cork flooring is also flexible and shock-absorbent, protecting your wine from damage.

This type of flooring is also beneficial for residential custom wine cellar owners or their guests who have aching joints because cork is gentle on the feet. So why not go for cork flooring so you and your guests can enjoy the soft floor and elegant look of your New Jersey custom wine cellar!

Cork is fire retardant, making it ideal and safe for kitchens. Corks of empty wine bottles can also be used to create a backsplash, adding a touch of uniqueness to your kitchen.

Other things that can be made out of wine corks are artificial floating devices or life rings, picture frames, small boats for kids, card holder, cork board, and a lot more.

There are still a lot of items that you can make out of wine corks. Use your imagination and don’t forget to take advantage of its special characteristics. You may also search the web to find different ways to recycle them.

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Juliette Johnson, the lead author on this website has been writing about wine and various means of storage and enjoying wine for many years. While she is independent she has made many friends and connections in the industry and assisted in the creation of unique wine room designs.
Juliette lives in Short Hills New Jersey with her husband, two children and a dog called Crichton.


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