Green Flooring

Bamboo Flooring
A member of the grass family, bamboo reaches maturity in only 6 years. When harvested, new bamboo stalks regenerate from its extensive root system making it renewable for generations to come. Not only is bamboo renewable, it’s also recyclable and biodegradable as well.  Strand woven Bamboo is twice as strong as regular Bamboo and comes in many colors.

Cork Flooring
A member of the beech family, the cork oak tree grows in coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Unlike most trees where primary value is derived from the lumber of the trunk, cork is actually obtained from the bark of the tree and is able to harvested every 9 to 11 years.

Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring
Made from old barns, buildings, rural structures and other sustainable sources of reclaimed timber, reclaimed hardwood reduces a home or building’s environmental impact by using wood that would have previously gone to waste.  This lessens the negative impact on landfills.

Laminate Flooring
Made of easily renewable species like pine and oak, laminate provides natural, exotic looks without the negative environmental impact. It is long lasting so fewer discarded floors end up in landfills and its easy maintenance does not require harsh chemicals for cleaning.

Carpet and Area Rugs
Wool is a renewable, biodegradable natural fiber. Carpet and area rugs made from wool have a longer life cycle that other fibers resulting in a smaller environmental footprint.

SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer contains ingredients made from corn sugar – 37% of renewable resource. These renewably sourced ingredients replace ingredients that traditionally were derived from petroleum – a limited resource. Every seven yards of SmartStrand® with DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer saves the energy equivalent of one gallon of gasoline.

EverStrand™ carpet fiber, made using PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is extruded from recycled plastic bottles, containing 100 percent post-consumer recycled content. PET bottles are sorted, ground into fine chips, and then cleaned. These chips are then melted and extruded into fiber and spun into carpet yarn. On average, 30 plastic bottles are recycled to make one square yard of EverStrand.

At the end of its useful life, carpet and area rugs constructed of Nylon 6 are recycled back into the raw materials needed to make new carpet and area rugs.