• Eco-Friendly Flooring

Why is stone tile eco-friendly?

February 13th, 2015 | Filed under: News

When people are in search for a suitable floor for the wet areas of their home, green-minded folks find their choices somewhat limited.

In our opinion, natural stone tile (like Limestone, Slate, Quartzite, Travertine, Marble)makes an excellent choice.

Here is how we decided for stone:

  • Stone is a natural, non-manufactured material straight from the Earth. The only processing needed is to cut the squares from the slab.
  • Stone does not require chemicals, stains, glazes, solvents to manufacture.
  • Stone does not create a waste stream from the chemicals used to manufacture it.
  • Stone has a timeless aesthetic–the chances of it…read more →

Corkifying your Stair case

January 12th, 2015 | Filed under: News

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For many of our clients it becomes the obvious choice to use our cork floating stair planks for the floors; however, then we are confronted with what to do with the rest of the components surrounding the installation. The baseboard trim, the thresholds, the quarter round moulding, and the stairs…

Our goal is to help you select the right floor and make smart choices so that once you install your brand new cork floor, the rest of the house doesn’t look like it now needs replacing. Cork is a very diplomatic floor covering. You can have a room of 100…read more →

Mixed Media Melange

August 15th, 2014 | Filed under: Process

Rainbow mosaics custom blend with recycled aluminum tile accents.

When we hear the words “mixed media,” it usually refers to works of art, and that’s exactly what we create at Eco Friendly Flooring.

A few words about our backsplash design process….

Since we started business in 2001, we have been trying to get this whole business of mixing media in our tile designs. In fact, we felt so strongly about it that we funded a starter business called “Mixed Media Mosaics,” around 2006. There was so much crossover between that business and Eco-Friendly Flooring that we felt we should merge, rather than split our energies. We work with our…read more →

Eco-Friendly Flooring—at your service

July 1st, 2014 | Filed under: News

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When we decided to redesign our company web site, I thought it was about time to add a blog. Being a hands-on, get dirty and talk about it kind of a flooring lady, I often resist some of these new electronic forms of word transmittal. I have since found out, that is may be useful to document some of the epiphanies we have had and make them available to the masses. Many of the issues and ideas we discuss in this business are shared among several of our clients. Hopefully we will be able to inform, inspire, and unravel your…read more →

Tile + Cork is a match made in heaven

June 12th, 2014 | Filed under: News

Bambus pattern is very pet friendly.

A beautiful lakeside home is not complete with Eco-Friendly’s cork flooring and natural stone tiles. Zephyr High-Density Slate tile, shown installed diagonally in the entry, acts as a floor mat for outside dirt/snow/water, etc to preserve the Bambus cork installed in the rest of the space.