Posts Tagged ‘remodeling contractor’

Let’s talk Green…and I don’t mean green paint.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
 
Is it wood or is it linoleum?
Is it wood or linoleum?

I’m talking about Green Trends, ‘Going Green’ and Greenbacks (money, that is).

 We all want to do our part and reduce our footprint and make less of an impact on the environment. Choosing ‘green’ products to use in you remodeling is a great way to start.

 One of the most popular trends is in flooring. Cork and linoleum flooring is at the top of the list. This isn’t the linoleum flooring from your grandmother’s kitchen. It has come a long way and can look just like hardwood flooring, metal and a wide range of textures, colors and styles. Linoleum has always been popular with hospitals because it naturally has bactericidal properties that can help stop microorganisms from multiplying. Can you say “easy to clean” too. 

The Cork Oak tree is not harmed by stripping the bark.

The Cork Oak tree is not harmed by stripping the bark.

 

 Cork is leading the way as well. It is a renewable product. The Cork Oak trees are stripped of 1/3 their bark, which then replaces itself quickly without harming the tree.

 

So, if you want to remodel and keep up with the new trends, look down and use ‘green’ on your new floors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NARI Offers Tips for Selecting a Remodeling Contractor

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Click the NARI logo for helpful video tips on selecting your home remodeler!

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