Thinking Green

Green Flooring Options

We like to try to reverse the way you think about replacing, cleaning, and installing flooring by Thinking Green. We take great pride in promoting the use of Green floors and take it upon ourselves to provide our customers with new ways of Thinking Green. While some companies like to just recite the four R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover, we take it to the next level with our naturally renewable resources in Green flooring.

It is all of our responsibilities to begin Thinking Green in more creative ways.

 

 

 

 

Cork

Cork isn’t just for wine bottles, anymore. It’s actually the bark of a tree known as Cork Oak. Once a Cork Oak tree reaches the age of about 25, its bark can be stripped without hurting the tree. It can … Continue reading

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Bamboo

Bamboo is a rapidly renewing resource that matures in three years. Most bamboo flooring available in the North American market is made in China with bamboo harvested from natural and plantation groves. Bamboo certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) … Continue reading

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Carpet

According to the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the carpet industry is working hard to minimize carpet’s impact on the environment. The Green Label and Green Label Plus programs from CRI were instituted to improve indoor air quality by lowering … Continue reading

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Stone

In the past, there was little generally accepted data studying the environmental impact of using stone as a building material. However, in the fall of 2009, the Natural Stone Council completed a three-year study on the environmental impact of using … Continue reading

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Hardwood

Hardwood is a natural, renewable and recyclable material. Not all hardwoods, however, are automatically environmentally sound choices. To make the decision easier, there are a variety of programs that certify which hardwood products are green. The most common product certification … Continue reading

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Linoleum

Introduced in the 1850s, linoleum is composed of linseed oil, wood flour or cork dust and resins over canvas. It was resilient and pretty environmentally friendly when it first came to market — and it’s just as green today. All … Continue reading

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Ceramic Tile

All ceramic tile is made of a host of natural materials — sand, talc, clay and lime, to name a few. However making tile requires a great deal of energy. To improve tile’s green appeal, some new ceramic tile is … Continue reading

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