Cork, sustainable hardwood, oil and low-VOC finishes top list in homeowner’s meticulous selectionsCork flooring upstairs. Hardwood with an oil finish downstairs.
Stained Red Oak, from Indiana forests considered sustainable by Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, reaches from the spacious foyer and into the dining room. It changes to a basket weave pattern in the family room.
Lorinn Williams of Indian Hill, OH, began planning this home two years ago. Her 12-year-old daughter encouraged her to select as many “green” products as she could.