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What is Green Flooring?

What is green flooring and the factors that determine green? Green flooring includes any flooring that is sustainable, ecofriendly, contains recycled content, is recyclable, leaves a small carbon footprint or has low VOCs (volatile organic compounds).

There are different degrees of green associated with different types of flooring. If you are an Eco-conscious consumer there are a plethora of factors to consider when choosing a new floor.

Here are a few factors for you to consider when you visit your retailer or shop online:

Raw materials

  • Consider categories of flooring that begin as a natural product (wool, wood, cork) or are made from recycled materials. Continue reading

Specialty Flooring Underlayments

Quality  underlayment  well  matched to  the  installation  can provide  several
benefits that enhance a hardwood  flooring installation. To that end,  MP Global
Products developed two fiber  paddings, Insulayment and QuietWalk,  with special
characteristics that make them suitable  for use under wood floors.  Insulayment
acoustical  underlayment is  a high  performing, sound  suppressing product  for
installation under glue  down or nail  down hardwood or  engineered wood floors,
while Quiet- Walk is designed for use under floating wood and laminate flooring. Continue reading

Oak Floors Online: Select the Right Finish for Your Oak Floor from Oak Floors Online

There are a wide range of finishing effects available for your oak flooring, each one giving the wood a unique look and feel.

PR Log (Press Release) – Feb 15, 2010 – When it comes to choosing the right oak wood flooring for your home or office space, there are many important aspects to consider. One of these is the type of finishing effect for your floor. There are a wide range of finishes available, each one giving the oak wood a unique look and feel. Here are the different finishing options available from Oak Floors Online:

1. Lacquered Finish
This process involves treating the oak with a UV lacquer, which sits on the surface of the board and gives it a smooth, glossy appearance. 7 coats of UV lacquer is applied to the surface of the oak after sanding, along with an Anti-Scratch coating for further protection. Continue reading

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