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Cooped up during COVID–A Case for Cork flooring

July 14th, 2020 | Filed under: News

As we spend more time cooped up in the house these days, it is getting pretty obvious that we generate a lot of clutter, dust, and overall debris everyday. Especially those of us who have children at home–it is down right ridiculous how much litter and chaos can happen with the kids locked down for 8 hours at a time. For those of us fortunate to hire out some of our cleaning, we have also put that on pause to minimize the number of people into our homes.

So, we take cleaning matters into our own hands and try to…read more →

What does Eco-Friendly mean? This is about How to Get your Household more Eco-Friendly

July 14th, 2020 | Filed under: News

https://porch.com/advice/ultimate-guide-to-turning-your-home-eco-friendly

Down and Dirty of Reclaimed Wood

April 10th, 2019 | Filed under: News

Over the past 20 years we have seen fads come and go, markets up and down, and new generations of homeowners with needs different from the last. One year all the rage will be about bamboo, the next laminate floor, and then the cork craze. Reclaimed wood is something that sounds like the right thing to do, but is it for you?

We have sold FSC certified wood and reclaimed wood since the beginning of our business operations. We have also gotten our hands dirty in the hopes of unmasking the beauty of reclaimed floors we have procured and installed over…read more →

What’s the big deal about recycled Quartz Countertops?

April 3rd, 2019 | Filed under: News

A lot. Whereas in the 60-90s laminated countertops were all people installed for countertops, now the mid-range consumer’s countertop options are greater and more accessible.

With an average price of $2500, quartz countertops are now very competitive with granite tops. The least expensive tops we see are typically around $1600 and the most expensive around $8500. This is Wisconsin pricing with Wisconsin sized kitchens.

The color/pattern options are really stunning. Whereas the average consumer had to pay upwards of $100/sf for a concrete countertop in the early 2000s, now we offer a palette of about 20 different shades of “concrete”…read more →

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

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

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 →