Specifiers and consumers increasingly look for people- and planet-friendly verification
But architects, designers and an increasing number of homeowners clearly want verification that these products are people- and planet-friendly. The recent introduction of Aventis – a new line of porcelain tile from Florida Tile — is among the daily examples: “Aventis is composed of 40 percent post-industrial recycled content, and it is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality-certified,” the announcement stresses.
“It’s clear that knowing a product’s people- and planet-friendly attributes is becoming an important part of our business,” says Ben Lanich, regional manager for Carpetland Carpet One Floor & Home in Cincinnati, OH. “So we are making this information available for our customers, and not just for flooring products traditionally considered ‘green,’ but rather, for all of the products we carry.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Styling, price and performance determine engineered hardwood flooring sales, though environmental attributes abound
“More people in the Midwest are choosing engineered hardwood because of a growing demand for wider plank flooring, particularly the 5-inch wide hand-scraped products,” says Greg Hill, owner of Brothers Floor Covering in Indianapolis, IN.
The fact that these products use less premium hardwood than solid wood floors, along with other green attributes, is not the focus, says Mike Smith, an account manager at ProSource Wholesale Flooring in Cincinnati, OH. Read the rest of this entry »
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Cork wall tiles offer texture and color, in addition to thermal and acoustical insulation This goes well beyond hanging a bulletin board on your wall. Dekwall from Wicanders is a line of cork tiles, 3 millimeters in thickness, specifically designed for wall covering. The material does a lot more than cover drywall imperfections the reader who [...]
People focused on getting the best price often choose “green” without knowing it Greg Hill, president of Brothers Flooring, is blunt. In this economy, he says, people are not walking in the door asking for “green” flooring products because their first consideration is price, and they think products that are better for human health and planet [...]