Floor Framing and Subfloor

Floor Framing and Subfloor

Green flooring choices generally do not require any changes to the home's design. You simply substitute the better, more durable, environmentally efficient material for the conventional material during your installation process.

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Sustainable Building: Bamboo Flooring

Sustainable Building: Bamboo Flooring

This fact sheet from CalRecycle discusses the advantages of bamboo flooring and provides an analysis of bamboo flooring using applicable sustainable building criteria.

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Why Bamboo?

Why Bamboo?

Bamboo is not produced by trees, but rather a fast growing grass. Bamboo is able to grow from a sprout to a harvestable grass in three to five years.

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Why Cork?

Why Cork?

Cork is a natural product that is sustainably harvested from the bark of cork oak trees. The tree's outer casing is harvested every nine years without harm to the trees.

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Why Marmoleum?

Why Marmoleum?

Marmoleum is an all natural flooring that is allergen-free. Marmoleum is made from linseed oil, wood flour from sustained forests, pine resins, and jute fiber.

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Why Tile?

Why Tile?

Ceramic tile is a natural product made up of clay and a number of naturally occurring materials. Ceramic tile is environmentally friendly, manufactured using natural materials and does not retain odors, allergens, or bacteria.

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What Flooring Is Right For You?

What Flooring Is Right For You?

There are many things to consider when choosing new flooring for your home. Knowing your choices in flooring types and varieties are a great place to start.

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Buyer's Guide To Green Flooring Materials

Buyer's Guide To Green Flooring Materials

There are many green flooring products available for your home. This buyer's guide will make comparing green flooring materials easier.

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Clean Living With Marmoleum

Clean Living With Marmoleum

Marmoleum is made from natural ingredients and has anti-bacterial properties that help fight allergens found in most homes. Studies have shown that harmful micro-organisms cannot live or breed on marmoleum flooring.

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Marmoleum Click: Seriously Fun Floors....Naturally

Marmoleum Click: Seriously Fun Floors....Naturally

Marmoleum is a natural product made from linseed oil, wood flour, and pine rosins. Marmoleum has inherent anti-static properties that help repel dust, limit exposure to allergens, and contribute to improved indoor air quality.

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Neoflex-The Environmentally Friendly Choice

Neoflex-The Environmentally Friendly Choice

Neoflex is an environmentally friendly homogeneous rubber floor covering made of recycled and synthetic rubbers. Direction free rubber chips supplied in a variety of colours, allow for a wide variety of patterns and expands the designers' choice to express their...

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Green Choice: The Right Choice

Green Choice: The Right Choice

Green Choice natural wood flooring is made from natural resources without disturbing or destroying our fragile ecology. For example, their bamboo flooring is made from sustainable bamboo forests in China, harvested every 5-6 years.

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"Green" flooring comes in two basic flavors: 1) Flooring made from sustainable, eco-friendly materials; 2) Flooring that improves the energy-efficiency of the home. Learn more about both sustainable flooring and energy efficient flooring.

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