When looking to replace or install new flooring, you may want to consider a sustainable or eco-friendly option, also
green flooring. Green flooring is typically made from materials that have low volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
to help indoor air quality, and contain recycled or recyclable material for a smaller carbon footprint. Our
ideallygreen initiative helps you identify products that are
environmentally preferable to help increase efficiencies and save money.
Green Flooring Options
Green flooring may be a great choice for your property, and you want to choose a material that fits your décor,
durability needs and budget. We offer top brands like
Armstrong, for sustainable flooring choices.
Other options include:
Bamboo: Similar to wood in look and durability, but is faster-growing and more sustainable than hardwood
Concrete: Can be stained and textured to match your style
Cork: Renewable resource made from the bark of cork oak trees
Linoleum: Biodegradable and durable
Stone: Long-lasting to reduce carbon footprints
Tile: Nontoxic and hypoallergenic
Green Flooring Maintenance
Regular cleaning and maintenance is the easiest way to keep great-looking floors.
Tips for regular cleaning:
Sweep or dry vacuum to remove all dust and loose debris
Use a neutral cleanser, properly diluted and a damp mop
Rise off cleaning agents with a clean, damp mop, and allow floor to dry
Use excess water–it can damage the adhesive bond
Use soap-based detergents or abrasive cleaners
Leave residue on the floor from cleansers
Slide heavy furniture over an unprotected–may cause damage and scratches
Certification was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) and the Scientific Certification Systems
(SCS) to test flooring products for indoor air quality (IAQ) emission requirements. If your flooring products carry
seal, you know they comply with the VOC emission criteria set by California Section 01350 standard, and will help
with cleaner, healthier indoor air quality.