March 28th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content
Bamboo is an excellent green building material. It’s fast growing, sustainable, and really beautiful. Bamboo floors are a wonderful choice when renovating or building new. But even these sustainable floors contain a bit of formaldehyde. Learn what standards to look for when purchasing and how to ensure you are not exposed to the chemical.
March 11th, 2015 | by Dawn Killough
In a story that gained national attention last week, it was revealed that certain low-cost Chinese-made laminate flooring products sold [&hellip
June 12th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers
This Friday reporter Dawn Killough will launch our new series, Green Materials Report. Her first subject: linoleum, a durable and [&hellip
January 17th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers
Perhaps one gateway out of America’s economic doldrums will come in the form of a boom – call it a bamboo boom, if you wish. What once was simply regarded as only a tropical and oriental product now has a growing number of people interested in what it might yield as both a green crop and a cash crop
November 27th, 2011 | by Chris Keenan
Bamboo has been lauded for its in home construction and building; however, some concerns have risen with the popularity of bamboo, including biodiversity, soil erosion, and chemical use
March 2nd, 2011 | by Dawn Killough
Selecting materials for your green building project can be daunting, to say the least. Every product says it is "green" or "environmentally friendly." In addition, there are different certifications and labels, each supposedly better than the others. One seemingly obvious alternative is to buy products taken directly from nature. Wood, linoleum, bamboo, wool carpets, cork, and wheatboard are a few that come to mind.
November 29th, 2008 | by Joel Bittle
Can your hardwood floors contribute to global warming? Which hardwoods are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council? Are some types [&hellip