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What Makes a Flooring Products ‘Green’?

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Green Flooring, Product Education, Tips

Due to a growing awareness of the effects of global warming, many homeowners are now supporting the idea of going green by using materials for their home and flooring products that are good for the environment.

So What Makes a Flooring Product ‘Green’?

· Renewable Resource. If the flooring is made from material that is easily renewable, then it is considered an eco-friendly flooring product. An example of this green flooring is bamboo. Bamboo takes just 5 to 6 years before it matures so it can be harvested repeatedly for many years. Cork is also a flooring product that is a renewable resource, as it is made from the bark of a cork oak tree, and nothing is harmed in the manufacturing of cork floors.

· Made from Recycled Materials. Recycling is another method that can help save the environment. Instead of throwing away old material, which adds to our landfill problems, recycled items can be recycled and put to good use. Reclaimed wood flooring that is taken from old homes, barns and buildings for demolition, create a rustic feel giving your home a unique look.

· Made from Natural Products. Natural products are good for the environment, as they don’t emit harmful chemicals that can damage and pollute the earth and atmosphere. An example of flooring that is made from natural products is linoleum. Linoleum is made from linseed oil, pine resin, and cork which are not harmful to mother earth.

There are now many options available for green flooring. They are affordable, beautiful and most of all environment friendly. Go green!

Flooring Favorites: Armstrong Global Exotics

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hardwood and Laminate

The Global Exotics hardwood collection from Armstrong is a gorgeous collection of exotic woods from around the world. Ranging from the soft, subtle grain of the Cumaru to the rosewood like Sapele African Mahogany, these wood have an elegant look. These premium hardwoods have impressive hardness and durability that will add to the value of your home with their quality. The collection includes seven species, so there is one that will surely fit into your new build project or existing home décor.

The seven hardwoods in the collection are: Brazilian Cherry, Tigerwood, Timborana, Santos Mahogany, Amendion, Sapele African Mahogany, Lapacho and Cumaru.

Brazilian Cherry, in natural, has a warm golden red color and subtle grain for a sophisticated feeling.

Tigerwood, in natural, has a sporadic dark grain that gives the feeling of tiger stripes. A bolder wood.

Timborana, in natural, is a light color wood. It is warm, but more creamy than golden.

Santos Mahogany, in natural, is a rich, deep red with fine graining. Feels more traditional.

Amendoim, in natural, is a light, subtle grained wood, similar to Timborana.

Sapele African Mahogany recalls rosewood with its rich, dark red with black grain.

Lapacho, in natural, is a blend of warm browns that very from golden to a more reddish tone.

Cumaru, in natural, is a golden hued wood with a subtle grain. More golden than either Amendoim or Timborana.

So if you are choosing a hardwood floor for your living room, dining room, bedroom or hall, think about selecting one of the seven exotic woods from the Armstrong Global Exotics collection. Visit Century Tile’s website to view and choose your new floor today!