The flooring industry is becoming increasingly aware of environmental implications and several organizations are advocating for the cause and employing eco-friendly practices. Green flooring options provide a variety of benefits. Not only are they good for the environment, but they are a healthier option and improve the air quality inside the home as well. These are a few of the organizations that Metro Atl. Floors has noticed making commendable efforts towards sustainability.
The Forest Stewardship Council
A wood flooring product certified by The Forest Stewardship Council can be guaranteed to be grown, harvest and processed in a sustainable fashion. Their mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests.
Since 1992, EcoTimber has been the only flooring company devoted exclusively to forest protection and indoor air quality. You can trust that an EcoTimber floor, no matter which one you choose, satisfies the highest environmental and health standards.
USFloors’ commitment is to provide consumers and specifiers with beautiful and durable floors at a good value, while minimizing our impact on the environment and enhancing and improving it whenever possible.
Fireclay Tile is the leading ceramic tile company using recycled materials and sustainable manufacturing practices. They make the highest quality, most durable and aesthetic hand-made ceramic materials using “old world” methods that are unique, affordable, and “green.” The company is based in San Jose, CA and the majority of their products are manufactured in the United States
Teragren manufactures fine bamboo products to industry-leading standards for quality and environmental safety. Made exclusively from rapidly renewable Optimum 5.5® Moso bamboo, Teragren high-traffic Synergy™ and Portfolio strand bamboo flooring is 154% harder than red oak. Teragren’s traditional bamboo flooring averages 25% harder than red oak and 12% harder than maple.
Plyboo was founded in 1989 on the premise that bamboo offered unique opportunities and solutions to some of the world’s social and environmental challenges.
Fibreworks produce a variety of rugs and carpets that are made in a sustainable fashion. Because of Fibreworks’ floorcoverings are woven from Natural Fibers, they have normal irregularities that are considered part of their charm. Variations in weave and shading, for example, create a distinctive, interesting character that makes natural fiber floor coverings unique.
Earth Weave is in business to manufacture and promote renewable resource floor covering products for the 21st Century. Earth Weave’s commitment lies not in recycling petrochemical products, but rather in taking advantage of the ultimate manufacturer; Mother Nature and her renewable natural resources.
Using Mother Nature’s vast renewable resources, Earth Weave will manufacture innovative, high quality floor coverings for both residential and light commercial applications.
These are just a few of the many companies that are doing their part to benefit the environment and practice sustainability. Metro Atl. Floors commends these inspiring companies on their efforts.