Demand is growing, and it’s readily available at a flooring store near you
It’s a fact: Reclaimed hardwood is now mainstream. You don’t have to search it out through a specialty retailer. Just ask Ben Cochran, whose northwest Virginia company has been making floors from deconstructed buildings since 1978.
“Everything we use in our reclaimed products is structurally salvaged from barns, factories and other buildings that are being removed to make way for new developments,” says Cochran, outside sales manager for the company his father started. “It’s been that way for more than 25 years.”
Cochran Lumber’s flooring is one of four reclaimed flooring brands that are readily available at Schumacher & Co. Custom Hardwood Floors and Carpetland Carpet One Floor & Home – both Natural Interiors® Design Center members in Milford, OH. Read the rest of this entry »
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Top southwest Ohio flooring retailers end confusion over conflicting “green” claims with Natural Interiors® Scorecards
Forty-nine percent of the hardwood flooring lines sold at Carpetland Carpet One Floor & Home in Milford, OH, have been tested and independently certified to meet healthy indoor-air quality standards.
Seventy-four percent are from companies that have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification or meet other sustainability standards.
Scorecards showing these certifications for each product are part of the Natural Interiors® Design Center program that has been licensed exclusively in southern Ohio by Carpetland and Schumacher & Co. Custom Hardwood Floors in Milford, OH; Buddy’s Flooring America in Beavercreek, OH; and ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings in Cincinnati. The scorecards include all products sold in the store — from laminate to tile, linoleum, cork and even vinyl.
“We want our customers to have the verification they are looking for when it comes to concerns about product chemicals and indoor-air quality, as well as sustainability information that means a product is better for the planet,” said Steve Contois, Carpetland vice-president. “The scorecard program also shows how extensive our ‘green’ product offerings are, while providing the same information for our traditional products.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Natural flooring leaders add Natural Interiors® Four of southwest Ohio’s top flooring retailers now are Natural Interiors® Design Centers. Starting today, product certifications and traits that show whether a product is Better for People or Better for the Planet will be readily available to customers at Carpetland Carpet One Floor & Home in Milford, Schumacher [...]
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