Eco-Friendly Materials

  • Start repurposing your furnitureto prevent the harvesting of new trees
  • Indoor or outdoor the Wood Guide shows you the pros and cons of various tools and materials including the environmental footprint
  • Paper-based Countertops: Tree pulp from forests that are strictly sustainable
  • Recycled Glass Countertops: Made from windshields, stemware, beverage bottles and concrete. These countertops are scratch and heat resistant and strong like granite without the petroleum-based resin binder
  • Bamboo Plywood: Sustainable by nature and works well in moist areas, bamboo your bathroom
  • Kirei Wood: Made from sorghum stalks without toxic adhesives, great for a desk or coffee table
  • Cork Flooring: Stripped from cork-oak tree trunks the new bark regenerates quickly leaving the tree undamaged. This flooring is softer than hardwood and looks great in kitchens
  • Natural Linoleum Flooring: Made from raw materials and keeps microorganisms from growing
  • Recycled-Plastic Carpet: After plastic bottles are ground into chips, cleaned, and melted the resulting fiber is spun into this carpet yarn
  • Biodegradable Hemp and Wool Carpet: Made from nature’s strongest fiber and adhered with natural rubber
  • Eco-Friendly Carpet Tiles: 80% recycled poly fiber, stain-repellent, and a single tile can be replaced rather than the whole floor


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