San Diego, California (NAPSI) - When it comes to home decor, leading designers say it’s all about style fusion and natural materials. Also in are recycling and retro decor ideas, says HGTV star Vern Yip, a champion of eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal.

“The variety of choices available to environmentally conscious consumers today is remarkable,” Yip says. “Sustainable design and decor options have come of age, and the advances in cork flooring finishes are a great example.”

Beautiful cork, adds Yip, is chic, comfortable and natural, too.

Cork floors are warm, soft on the feet and eco-friendly, he points out. Cork’s natural ability to insulate against heat, cold, noise and vibration makes it an excellent choice for any room: kitchen, playroom, basement, even bathroom. Design styles range from wood-like planks to marble-esque tiles, and an easy-to-install system makes cork flooring easy to recycle and reuse.

To see some of Yip’s updates to his own New York City apartment, visit the decor inspiration gallery at www.realcorkfloors.com.