Floor & Wall

Picking out eco friendly flooring can be really fun because there are so many gorgeous, unique options: reclaimed wood, cork, bamboo, recycled rubber, wool carpet, etc. But, equally as important is considering what’s underneath. There’s a subfloor, which is typically pressed wood that emits toxic VOCs. Then there’s an underlayment — sound dampener under hard flooring and padding under carpet – that can contain toxic flame retardants. And you also have to consider adhesives and finishes.

Eco friendly walls are a little simpler. Standard sheetrock doesn’t pose any health issues, but there are options that are more eco-friendly – like those made from recycled materials or plant fibers. Next, you have to consider joint compound and in the case of this product, you do need to consider toxic chemicals and health impacts. Finally – what goes on top? Choose from non-toxic paints and finishes, natural plasters, plant fiber wall-coverings, and more.

7 Chic and Eco-Friendly Ideas to Dress Up Walls Without Paint

By Derek Lotts, Guest Contributor If you’re tired of your bland walls but don’t want to make a mess repainting them, there’s always another way! Paint isn’t the only way to add some interest and color to your walls. Take a look at these chic...

Nature’s Carpet Environmentally Friendly Wool Carpet

Nature’s Carpet’s line of carpets has been tailored to the consumer who wishes to make a flooring purchase decision with consideration to its environmental impact, but does not wish to sacrifice quality and style in doing so.

Daltile Tile & Stone Walls and Floors

Daltile specializes in wall & floor tiling for any style and any room. Ninety-eight percent of the products contain post-consumer recycled materials, and many of their products can help you earn LEED credits.

The Habitus Collection Sustainable Floor and Wall Materials

Fine and sustainable architectural finish materials Habitus Finishes LLC is proud to offer this curated collection of fine architectural finish materials. Their products and services are offered to both the trade and private customers. Habitus' team of experienced...

APC Cork Sustainable Flooring

APC Cork is one of the top North American distributors of cork flooring, offering a variety of floating floors, residential and commercial glue down tiles, cork underlayments and flooring accessories.

Tesoro Woods Sustainable Flooring

Tesoro Woods is a certified advocate of sourcing sustainable materials and using eco-friendly, low- VOC finishes and glues to minimize the impact on indoor air quality and health.

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