Flooring / Guides

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video
Flooring and stairs

Cork flooring installation - the eco-friendly flooring choice, with "how to" video

...flooring is hypoallergenic, warm underfoot, makes controlling dust & dustmites easy and if you choose the right cork flooring tiles and install it with the righ...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...flooring. Many natural flooring stores carry marmoleum because it truly is the “natural” choice.

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...flooring can come either raw or pre-finished. Traditional raw wood flooring usually requires as much work in finishing as it did to install and that’s certainly...

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...flooring and trim. After being left to air dry for two years, much of the lumber was taken to a local mill to be turned into tongue and groove flooring. The res...

HOUS.E+ by Polifactory
Wall assemblies - new construction

Rammed earth house

...flooring you can find may very well be Canadian wood, but it might have made a return trip to China for manufacturing. Similar to the 100 mile diet which enco...

Vinyl record album
Healthy indoor air quality

Keep vinyl out of your home (albums excluded of course)

...Flooring, furniture, baby chairs, toys, counter tops, shower curtains, exterior siding, windows, the list goes on. We have surrounded ourselves with the stuff. ...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...flooring, you’ll be lucky to stay under $40,000. Building basements ‘just because’ invites unnecessary costs, potential humidity problems, and greater environme...

smart sewage backup device
Plumbing and water heaters

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

...flooring, or if you have to jackhammer out a section of your concrete slab. With easy access (like in a crawlspace) it can be pretty affordable, or might go as ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...flooring materials Back to internal air quality, flooring materials have been chosen for ease of keeping clean and allergen free, while being toxin-free also ...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...flooring etc, you will often get lucky. Reclaimed foam insulation boards © Michel Chenier As an example, the above stack of XP...

Rendering of the Ecohome demonstration house
Efficient home design

Ecohome Demo House: High performance, affordable cost

...flooring alterations. The floor plan was designed and the house positioned on the lot to allow for a suitable location for an addition if desired, off the wes...