Archive for July, 2013

Flooring Choices that Favor the Environment - I

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

If you want your home to reflect the respect you have for the environment, installing a floor made of sustainable, renewable resources can make an impression on your guests and drain some of the strain that manufacturers throw into the environment. Choosing earth-friendly flooring material, dust-free equipment, and the least damaging sealants and finishes will keep your home improvement project favoring the environment instead of working against it.

Hardwood Floor

A floor is the most frequently used place in any home, yet is often changed the least. Because improving your home with a new floor is such an expensive, long-term investment that carries decades of visual impact, it should represent the personal convictions of the homeowner – particularly for the environmentalist. Wood floors from sustainable forests, reclaimed wood, bamboo, cork, and natural linoleum are top flooring choices for the environmentally-conscious remodeler. (more…)