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There is no excuse for throwing away your old gym shoes
For more than a decade, Nike has been recycling old athletic shoes to make products that include rubber sports surfaces. Several companies also use recycled shoe material, in addition to recycled tires, to make residential and commercial rubber flooring.
Watch this video to see how it is done. Then, see the Natural Interiors Facebook page for a link that will help you determine if there is a drop-off location near you.
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June 3, 2013
Properly done, seams should not be an issue in linoleum installation
I want to use it in the bathroom floors, but I am really hesitant since reading all these questions about repairing the seams.
Have you had questions on this and/or how do you feel about using Marmoleum in the bathrooms?
A. Dear LM:
If you are using Marmoleum sheet goods that are installed by a contractor who is properly trained, you should have no problems with seams that need repair. (more…)
April 3, 2013
What do ceramic nano beads mean for softness underfoot?
Q. I am puzzled about the ceramic bead layers advertised as being part of the finish on Wicanders Cork Flooring. Does this add considerable hardness to the cork surface? I’m seeing the comfort aspect of cork, and am actually replacing ceramic tile with the cork – so I don’t want to replace hard ceramic with hard ceramic!
A. The ceramic beads are crystals that are embedded in the layers of the UV- cured urethane finish that is topically applied at the plant during the final stages of the manufacturing process. These tiny microscopic particles do not add to the hardness of the cork, but rather to the long-term wear-ability of the finish. (more…)
February 4, 2013
Natural oil finishes gain popularity as consumers get more familiar with product benefits
But with the number of customers who are beginning to ask about oil or low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) floor finishes, I would have to say that a trend is emerging.
And floors that are standing up to customers and spilled drinks in a downtown Cincinnati bar where the floor was finished with plant-based oil last fall is debunking doubt about durability. (more…)