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Are Laminate Countertops Good for Sustainable Green Counters in Homes?
Interiors

Are laminate countertops good for a sustainable green home?

...Laminate (HPL) with melamine is by nature a synthetic process, so you can stop wearing out Google trying to find one. The best you will do is find some with much lower emissions than others and reduced toxicity. Is it a concrete countertop or laminate? If you have to ask the question, then the laminate is probably ...

How Much do Sustainable Green Kitchen Countertops Cost?
Kitchens

Pricing green kitchen countertops - there's never been a bigger choice of sustainable kitchen counters

...the following is a list of sustainable green kitchen countertop options that may help you make informed decisions. Here is a list of some of the more commonly available materials for green counters, a general price range and some of their characteristics. The costs we indicate below are in $CAD and reflect the fact t...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...the costly process of soil remediation that would have been required to build a standard footing and frost wall, or the expense and complication of building and insulating a basement properly . Raft slabs distribute the weight evenly over the entire surface of the floor rather than having the weight rest entirely on th...

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?

...the costly process of soil remediation that would have been required to build a standard footing and frost wall, or the expense and complication of building and insulating a basement properly . Raft slabs distribute the weight evenly over the entire surface of the floor rather than having the weight rest entirely on th...

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

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...the length, and a tiny chamfer cut on the top to avoid sharp edges. This can be a great solution if you are installing a floor in an existing home to avoid the dust and fumes that come from finishing. Maintenance would be the same as any other wood flooring. We recommend oils over polyurethane, whether the floor is...

Consentino ECO - Formaldehyde-Free Recycled Quartz Countertop
Kitchens

The Cosentino ECO is a Kitchen countertop made of recycled plates, bottles and mirrors - video

...the Consentino Eco brand surface, which while we think it's great does make it on the high side of budget for a kitchen counter. Emmanuel Cosgrove explains all about his choice of counter in the video below for Edelweiss, if looking for a more budget-conscious choice of counter, maybe the latest generation of laminate ...