“Eco Friendly Elegance” This month we are featuring new and exciting products that will make your home unique. This week I want to show you Aspen wood flooring. This is an engineered product “made with whole, debarked, small-diameter, rapidly renewing aspen trees”. If you are motivated not only by style but also awareness for the world we live in this is a product you will find exciting. There are various color combinations and styles. For instance:
Smooth Plank – A flat smooth finish
Wire Brushed – Adds texture to the surface of the wood
Double Strained – Gives the wood a deeper contrasting style
Learn more about our hardwood here.
Choosing the right tile to fit your style and installation needs can be difficult. Outside of visual cues most tile does not vary in performance and benefit. However, when looking, cork is another option that adds not only a fun look but many advantages over traditional materials of porcelain or ceramic. Yes, cork; a natural, green product that can be used in many applications!
Actual cork slices are taken and set on a mesh mosaic, grouted, and sealed to provide a water tight surface. The installation is very similar to that of tile. However, instead of a cold surface you have an insulator that will keep your floor at 70 degrees year round. The benefits of using a natural product such as cork are endless. It is a renewable resource making it green, it has naturally anti-allergenic, the cork is softer than tile to give a little cushion without flexing, and it provides sound deadening. If the natural finish is not your taste you can stain it to suit your needs.
To help you along your “becoming a little more green journey” here are a few of my favorite green tile products.
With great versatility Oceanside glass can be used for many style applications. The recycled content can range anywhere from 30-97% with post-consumer, post-industrial, and pre-consumer content. With 26 colors, 3 different finishes, 14 mosaics, a large line of individual glass tiles and decos, and custom blending; finding the perfect tile is not a problem. You don’t have to compromise style to earn your LEED points with this product!
Image: Oceanside Glass Tile
Image: Oceanside Glass Tile
Made right here in the USA, these porcelain tiles are great applications for floors, shower walls and countertops. Containing up to 40% recycled material and an eco-compatible production process, that minimizes the negative impact on the environment. For under $4.00 sf – who says you can’t have an inexpensive great look and be green at the same time?!
Image: Florim USA – iStone, Walnut
We have many more recycled products for your “becoming a little more green journey” I would love to show you! Email me if you if you have questions on any of our green products.