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Interface Flooring says it will achieve “Mission Zero” by 2020
In the beginning, even some experts said nylon carpet could not be recycled. Today, nylon recycling is booming. So are industry efforts toward carbon and water reduction. This video, from Interface Flooring, highlights some of the achievements, in addition to the company’s progress toward “Mission Zero.”
Hopefully, achievements like this can help industry leaders devise ways to recycle polyester (PET) carpet, which now accounts for 30 percent of discarded carpet that is headed for landfills. Learn more about this from the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE).
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January 25, 2014
Wintertime’s dry air means special precautions for hardwood floors
But now that winter is here, there are spaces between the boards. Is it possible that I was sold inferior wood?
A. Gaps between floor boards are common in the wintertime. Your installer should have told you that you have to control the humidity in your home to prevent inordinate gapping. In fact, most hardwood manufacturers recommend maintaining your indoor environment at 40 to 60 percent humidity year-round. (more…)
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…)