Sustainable Flooring Options: Tile Made with Recycled Content

If you’re looking for tile for your bathroom, kitchen, foyer, or laundry room floor, consider those made with recycled content. From porcelain and ceramic to terrazzo and glass, tile flooring made with recycled content is getting easier to find in today’s marketplace. Benefits of tile include easy cleaning and maintenance, and its stain-resistance, durability, and […]

Sustainable Flooring Options: FSC Certified North American Hardwood

With several beautiful species of woods to choose from right here in North America, like Maple, Hickory, Walnut, Oak, and Antique Pine, it’s easy to make an environmentally-friendly choice when looking for long-lasting, durable hardwood flooring.

Sustainable Flooring Options: Real Linoleum

Another great option for resilient flooring is linoleum, not vinyl as many people refer to it, but real linoleum made from linseed oil, wood or cork flour, rosin, jute (backing material), and mineral pigments. These natural ingredients are abundantly available and renewable.

Sustainable Flooring Options: Cork, It’s Not Just for Wine Bottles

This week, I’ll be writing about various sustainable options for flooring beginning with cozy, comfortable cork. Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree, grown mainly in the Mediterranean. Harvesting includes not cutting down the tree, but by removing (by hand) about 50% of the bark and drying it for a period of 3-6 […]

Solar Power Hits the Roof

Solar panel manufacturers are overcoming objections by homeowners who are concerned about the way the power-generating panels look, by making them virtually disappear into roofing materials.

The Natural Bed

For those of you who have back problems, trouble sleeping, or chemical sensitivities, all-natural mattresses may provide the solution to a good night’s sleep. These mattresses are typically made of 100% natural rubber latex which is inherently resistant to dust mites, is hypoallergenic, and has anti-microbial properties. Non-toxic fire retardants are customarily used too.

Shopping for Green Goods Just Got Easier

You probably want to be kind to the environment in any way you can. One way to be earth-friendly is to use your purchasing power to increase the demand for green products. Since the demand for such goods has been growing in recent years, more and more green stores are popping up all around the […]

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