Interiors

Interior design, material selection and finishing information is divided into the different rooms of your home. The choice of flooring, cabinetry materials, paints and coatings, doors and moldings and furniture is done primarily with personal appeal in mind. If you combine that with materials that are more durable and healthy, you protect your investment, and the quality of the air you breathe.

Reclaimed sunken lumber for wood ceiling
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing between wood and drywall for ceilings

Wood is a natural material with no off-gassing and no treatment necessary.

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Recycled quartz Eco counter top
Kitchens

Choosing kitchen countertops

Kitchen counter alternatives to pressed wood: composite paper, aluminum, recycled porcelain, glass and quartz. Here is a look at their durability and cost.

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EcoVéa,the intelligent shower
Bathrooms

Low-flow shower heads are worth the money

A more efficient shower head can pay for itself in 6 months of savings on your hydro bill.

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Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

How to sort and dispose of household waste responsibly – food waste, paper, glass, paints, solvents, batteries, etc.… here is where to send stuff so it does ...

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Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

Dust and chemicals in building materials can trigger permanent respiratory issues such as asthma; here are some ways to safeguard your air and health while w...

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Related products

Recycled quartz countertop
Kitchens

Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

The ECO brand Kitchen counter from Cosentino is part of the quartz family but is made with 75% recycled materials.

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Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

Flame retardants are found in almost all manufactured materials. They pose a serious health risk yet are virtually useless for preventing fires.

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Professional services

Installing recycled drywall in the Edelweiss House
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing the best drywall - video

Drywall may all look the same sitting in stacks in the store but they are very different in performance, strength and ecological impact

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Water efficient Boulevard FloWise toilet from American Standard
Bathrooms

Efficient toilets for LEED homes

The three considerations of a toilet are water efficiency, performance and aesthetics.

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Slate tile installation in bathrooom
Flooring and stairs

Slate Tile installation - video

Slate tiles for finishing bathroom counter, floors and shower stalls.

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