Homeowners love the warmth, comfort and quiet of carpeted floors. Unfortunately, traditional carpets can contain nasty chemicals like VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and their resource-intensive manufacturing process can be extremely wasteful. FLOR aims to change all that, offering high-performance flooring with an emphasis on sustainability all the way from its design to disposal.
A high-quality polyurethane finish is the key to preserving wood furniture and floors. Unfortunately, traditional petroleum-based products (and even many water-based finishes) contain some pretty nasty chemicals. Produced in Vermont using whey protein from the dairy industry, PolyWhey is a natural, safe, and durable alternative to these toxic finishes.
Habitus Finishes, based in New York City, offers cork mosaic tiles that provide a beautiful and sustainable surface for floor and wall coverings.
Paving stones for walkways and patios should be beautiful – but they also need to be practical, durable, and affordable. And what if they happened to be eco-friendly enough to qualify for LEED certification credits?
Radiant heat floors aren’t a mere decadent luxury. Typically consisting of flexible PEX tubing embedded in flooring to circulate heated water, radiant heat systems can actually help homeowners comfortably use less central heat – saving money by reducing overall energy consumption.
Utilizing reclaimed wood is a one way to substantially “green-ify” a building or renovation project. Oregon-based Viridian Wood Products offers a range of unique, high-quality flooring and other wood building materials, and it all comes from an unexpected source.
One of the many components of a sustainable home is the floor. But when it’s renovation time, the existing floor probably needs to be removed before you can move forward. So get the right tool for the job: this contractor-grade, made-in-the-USA flooring scraper from Bully Tools.
Hardwood decking is both beautiful and extremely durable. Unfortunately, many hardwoods aren’t the greenest building materials. But Eco Arbor tiles are a clever solution that are economical, easy to install, and easy on the environment.
Luxury vinyl tile flooring is attractive, affordable, and extremely durable. But what if it could provide the cushion and insulation of eco-friendly cork flooring as well, and it required far less surface preparation for a quicker installation? That’s the idea behind Vinacork, an ingenious hybrid flooring system from US Floors.