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All About Hemp Wood Flooring, How it's Made, Where to Buy?

Natural non-toxic hemp flooring by HempWood & Tennessee Wood Flooring

Natural building materials such as hemp flooring or HempWood contribute to healthy indoor air quality; they can also act as carbon storage & preserve natural resources & forests traditionally used for wood flooring products… Natural building products such as hemp flooring are gaining in popularity for those who want h…

Slate tile installation in bathrooom

Slate Tile installation - video

Slate tiles for finishing bathroom counter, floors and shower stalls… We have finished the bathroom counter, floors and shower stalls with a dark slate tile from Glendyne. Slate is a natural stone, so its surfaces have more character and inconsistencies in texture - and at times in thickness - than manufactured tiles…

DIY cork flooring pros, cons & installation guide with video

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

Looking for a non-toxic Flooring Material that is a renewable, sustainable & Eco-Friendly green flooring product choice? Try Cork… Cork flooring, pros & cons Cork is a renewable resource, harvested from trees without killing them. Although it comes from far away (mostly Portugal), its carbon footprint from transportat…

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

Marmoleum is not just your grandmothers floor anymore, this healthy, durable flooring is an excellent choice for even the most modern of homes…   Remember linoleum, that durable but boring material found on most kitchen and bathroom floors of older homes? These days, its called marmoleum and it comes in bright colors…

White pine floors finished with Rubio Monocoat, a zero VOC durable oil

Sanding your own wood floors

This is one place where you can safely save some money. Sanding wood floors is a time consuming but relatively easy procedure… Sanding wood floors & refinishing yourself will definitely save money, and even an inexperienced homeowner can likely do a better job than the lowest bidding handyperson who quotes on it. Once…

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

Find healthy and durable flooring that is right for you. The following is list of the pros and cons, durability, cost and lifespan of various flooring materials… The floors you choose really create the atmosphere in your home and give it its identity. The first considerations should be to choose a durable and non-toxi…

MDF Formaldehyde Free Alternatives - Made from Rice Stalks

The formaldehyde-free MDF non-toxic alternative made of natural rice-stalks

Formaldehyde-free & Eco-friendly MDF alternative interior finishing wood products such as Rice Stalk MDF panels are coming to the USA & Canada. Zero VOC to improve the indoor air quality of homes and protect our health… Formaldehyde-free MDF made from rice - available at distributors in USA & Canada There is a natural…

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice

Hemp building supplies

Hemp fibreboard cabinetry materials as an alternative to standard wood boards for kitchen cabinets - why it makes Eco-friendly sense… Hemp is a very sustainable construction material that is no longer just a fringe product; rather, it is becoming a more accessible mainstream building product, most notably as hemp-batt…

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

Natural insulation materials such as hemp insulation, cellulose (including grass based), wood fiber, straw and cotton act as carbon storage and reduce embodied energy and carbon footprint of homes & buildings… Natural building insulation materials In order to combat the climate change impact of the built environment…

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

Zero-carbon housing & zero-energy housing are terms used interchangeably to define single family dwellings with a very high energy efficiency rating - but the overall calculation includes many other factors & should insist on good internal air quality… The low carbon footprint of the S1600 kit house The Ecohabitation…

Interior solid pine door

Interior finishing

Whether you are renovating or building, the materials you choose for interior finishing will affect not only aesthetics, but also indoor air quality. Here is a look at the pros and cons of the different materials you will have to choose from… Adhesives and sealants: Modern homes have a lot more caulking and adhesives…

Advice

What is the best material for flooring?

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

How so you take a concrete slab to a nice interior concrete floor?

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 0 Responses

What type of wood can be installed on a radiant floor?

Posted by Colleen Blak Dec. 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a concrete floor?

Posted by Steven P. Aug. 17, 2017, 3:04 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Doing an addition, what type of roof is the best to use?

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:03 a.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

What flooring options work with a passive solar design?

Posted by Christopher Dunn Feb. 23, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

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