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Wool - Glossary of Terms
Design Terms
Benefits of Wood Floors
No other flooring offers the warmth, beauty, and value of wood. Wood flooring enhances the décor of any room, and provides timeless beauty that will increase in value throughout the years.
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EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment
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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Respect.
The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) teamed up with The Learning Channel’s Designing Spaces to produce a segment on green, environmentally friendly floors. It’s a great introduction to the concept of green flooring and to some of the choices available to eco-friendly homeowners. See the video segment above.
5.Somerset Hardwood Flooring
Tips to Help You Select Prefinished Hardwood Floor
Just as there are so many beautiful trees in nature, there are what can seem like an overwhelming number of choices of hardwood flooring. Typically the “interior fashion” part of the decision comes down to your personal preference for color, width, species, and character. The “construction” factor will depend on where you want to install your flooring.
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6.Swiss Krono
Our Laminate Is Healthier for Your Home
If protecting the environment — globally as well as inside your home — is important to you, then you should know how laminate flooring sustainability could enhance both.Swiss Krono uses fresh pine harvested through ecologically sound forest thinning operations.
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7.Swiss Krono
How to Decide on Your Laminate Floor’s Thickness
If you’re trying to figure out how to choose laminate floors for your home and wondering how thickness fits in, look no further!
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Wood Floor Finishes
When choosing the right type of finish for your wood floors, it is important that you consider your lifestyle and maintenance preferences.
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Subfloor Preparation
The subfloor must be level, dry, clean and firm...
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Environmental Benefits of Wood Floors
Wood flooring is the most abundantly renewable flooring material available. The trees used to make wood floors are produced in a factory called a forest by a renewable source of energy called the sun.
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LEED Certification
The LEED green building certification program encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance.
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Area Rug Cleaning & Maintenance
Area Rug Cleaning & Maintenance
The Green Guide
Dubbed the “green living source for today’s conscious consumer”, the GREEN GUIDE makes living in an environmentally-aware way personal, practical and positive. Intended for general consumers, GREEN GUIDE (in its book, magzine and online formats) shows people how to make small changes that add up to big benefits for their wallets, for their health, and, of course, for the health of the planet. Not political or activist, the GREEN GUIDE is chock-full of simple, useful, ideas, broken down into achievable steps, that make going green a gradual and affordable process rather than an all-or-nothing plunge.
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Floor care and maintainance for oiled floors
After installation clean the surface and do an additional treatment with...
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Green Building Pages
Green Building Pages, Inc. is an on-line, sustainable design and decision-making tool for building industry professionals and environmentally and socially responsible consumer. Green Building Pages’ mission is to create a clear, concise, public format for communicating comprehensive, current, and transparent information to enable building industry professionals and consumers seeking a healthy, sustainable lifestyle to choose building materials that preserve health, the environment, and whose production and manufacture processes promote social equity and economic sustainability.
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Before Installation Tips
It is important that you preplan the installation...
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Yahoo Green
Get the latest global warming news, solutions for the environment and expert advice on climate change at Yahoo! Green
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Laminate A-Z Glossary of Terms
The Association of European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) Information Section
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U.S. Green Building
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings..
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Green Home Guide
Making your home a greener place is a commitment to yourself, your family, your community, and the world. But more than that, it is a learning process. As exciting new technologies, products, and scientific breakthroughs constantly emerge, staying educated on the hows—as well as the whys—of maintaining a green home is the best way to ensure your efforts are as effective and beneficial as possible
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Area Rug Styles
Area Rug Styles
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Stone Floor Cleaning & Maintenance
Stone Floor Cleaning & Maintenance
Green Seal
Founded in 1989, Green Seal provides science-based environmental certification standards that are credible, transparent, and essential in an increasingly educated and competitive marketplace. Our industry knowledge and standards help manufacturers, purchasers, and end users alike make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life.
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Earth Force
Earth Force engages young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future.
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Ceramic Tile Review
Ceramics are an ancient craft that date back some 4,000 years, originating in Ancient Egypt around 4,700 BCE.
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1.Conestoga Tile
All you need to know about grout joints and grout
he space between the tiles is called a “grout joint” and the main reason grout joints exist are to accommodate for slight sizing differences from tile to tile that are created during the manufacturing process. The grout joint enables the installer to adjust the tile to compensate for these sizing differences and allow for a straight grout line....
Ceramic Tile05/30/2017
2.Conestoga Tile
Ceramic vs. Porcelain. What’s the difference?
he use of the terms ceramic and porcelain can be confusing. The term “ceramic tile” is often used as a generic name for all types of tile (porcelain included). However, the term is also (and traditionally) used to describe a specific type of tile product that is made of white, red and/or brown clays mixed in with various minerals....
Ceramic Tile05/30/2017
3.Conestoga Tile
Why Choose Ceramic Tile?
eramic tile has been used in the design of buildings for thousands of years. It’s an extremely durable and easy to care for product that when properly installed and maintained will last the lifetime of a building. It creates a dynamic first impression and has the ability to bring any space (indoors or out) to life with the use of colors, textures and shapes...
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4.California Classics by Gemwoods
Engineered Flooring vs. Solid Planks
We produce both engineered hardwood flooring and solid hardwood flooring for most of our customers , so we're not biased. For most home applications, however, engineered hardwoods such as California Classics are a better choice than solid hardwoods.
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5.California Classics by Gemwoods
Hardwood Buying Guide > Discount vs. Fine Wood
Discount flooring liquidators and home improvement stores often choose to sacrifice the quality of wood or workmanship to reduce their manufacturing cost. Don't be fooled if the discount wood flooring appears roughly similar to fine wood flooring at the first glance. Here are important things to consider...
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6.Baltic Wood Floors
Description of various wood species
Each wood species is unique, has its inimitable personality and original character. It is worthwhile getting to know these before we decide which species we are going to use in our interiors.
7.Baltic Wood Floors
Choosing an ideal wood surface finish
Varnish or oil? Coloured or clear? Or perhaps a brushed surface with delicate streaks of coloured stain? It is not at all easy to decide about the floor finish. It is good to know what to take into consideration and what are the characteristics of the most popular and most interesting kinds of finish.
How To Select/Purchasing05/26/2017
8.Baltic Wood Floors
Why wooden floors?
As we choose a dream floor, we often ask ourselves the question: artificial or genuine? Small wonder. Laminate flooring and natural wood flooring have a number of advantages in common. A variety of designs and ease of installation are just a few of these. Still, as those who have settled for a genuine wood floor say, the artificial product can never be a worthy match for a work created by perfect nature.
How To Select/Purchasing05/26/2017
9.APC Cork Flooring
Cork: Floating Floor vs. Adhered Tiles
Cork flooring is quick and easy to install. You can choose either a floating floor, which is not glued or nailed to the subfloor, or cork tiles, which are glued down to the subfloor. Floating floors are made to click and lock together for a quick and easy, no-mess installation. Adhered tiles are secured in place with an adhesive.
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10.APC Cork Flooring
Checking Subfloor Moisture
Checking for and avoiding excessive moisture in every subfloor must be done. Look around for visible water stains on the drywall and subfloor, particularly on the concrete.
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11.Amorim Cork Flooring
Why Cork
By combining traditional production methods with cutting-edge technology, Amorim Flooring develops distinctive, elegant, resistant and comfortable products, using a material whose qualities science has not yet been able to surpass - and which has proven environmental benefits - cork.
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12.Ames Tile & Stone
Technical Specification
Tile and stone terminology can be confusing at times. Below, we've described all the technical specification terms you might find on our website or product sheets to help you better understand our products.
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Choosing Natural Stone
Choosing Natural Stone
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14.Ames Tile & Stone
Choosing Tile
Our ceramic and porcelain tile collection consists of a wide variety of colours and textures, with some representative of natural surfaces such as wood, stone and metal. Porcelains are hard wearing and can be resistant to extreme weather conditions, fading, scratches and heavy loads.
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15.Swiss Krono
What Is Laminate Flooring and How Is It Made?
It’s an amazing manufacturing process by which four layers are fused together in a single press operation at high heat at over 300˚F using direct-pressure laminate (DPL) construction. DPL is the most typical fusing method used to manufacture residential laminate flooring.
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16.Swiss Krono
Replacing Hardwood With Laminate Can Be Smart
t may sound crazy choosing laminate floors over hardwood, but for many people, it makes perfect sense. In many houses, the weak get trampled on, scratched, stained, and scarred. If you can’t cut it, you’re out of there. We’re talking about the floors, of course. And lately, many families are replacing their battered and bruised hardwoods with beautiful, durable laminate floors and not looking back.
How To Select/Purchasing05/26/2017
17.Swiss Krono
Why Laminate Floors Stand Up Better to Pets
Many homeowners have seen their beloved dogs pretty much shredded their hardwood floors. They might have heard that laminate floors stand up better to pets. But is this true?
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18.Swiss Krono
Our Laminate Is Healthier for Your Home
If protecting the environment — globally as well as inside your home — is important to you, then you should know how laminate flooring sustainability could enhance both.Swiss Krono uses fresh pine harvested through ecologically sound forest thinning operations.
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19.Swiss Krono
How to Decide on Your Laminate Floor’s Thickness
If you’re trying to figure out how to choose laminate floors for your home and wondering how thickness fits in, look no further!
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20.Swiss Krono
How to Decide Between Hardwood and Laminate
There comes a time in the flooring decision-making process where you realize that it comes down to hardwood vs. laminate. You’ve come to your senses regarding that shag carpet. You’ve done tile before and, like most everyone else, wished you’d picked a different color, size, kind, grout, etc. We’ve all been there.
How To Select/Purchasing05/26/2017
21.Swiss Krono
Is Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Better Than Laminate
Many people are putting Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) planks on their floor to simulate the look of real hardwood floors. Over the last several years, homeowner wanting more durability in their hard flooring surfaces turned to laminate wood floors for realism, affordability and style. Both have their strengths, and one has a secret.
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22.Swiss Krono
Laminate or Luxury Vinyl Tile: Which Is Right
Have you wondered how laminate flooring and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) compare as flooring solutions and which is right for your home? After all, in the world of hard-surface flooring (as opposed to the soft, carpeted kind), laminate flooring, such as American Concepts laminate flooring manufactured by Swiss Krono, and LVT are highly popular with homeowners.
How To Select/Purchasing05/26/2017
23.Swiss Krono
The Can-I-Install-Laminate-Flooring-Over-This? G
We’ve listed alphabetically all of the flooring types available so that you can easily determine whether you can install laminate over that specific flooring type.
Laminate Flooring05/26/2017
24.Anderson® Hardwood Floors
Engineered hardwood v. Laminate floors: Understand
It's no secret that wood floors are some of the best surfaces to use in your home. However, when it comes to two of the most common choices - engineered hardwood and laminate - there is still a lot of confusion. Contrary to popular opinion, they are not the same thing.
How To Select/Purchasing05/9/2017
25.Anderson® Hardwood Floors
4 reasons to switch to hardwood flooring
Hardwood flooring has long been a popular design trend for the home. But it has gained significant popularity among homeowners as of recently - and with good reason. As more people begin to remodel and upgrade their home, many are finding that hardwood floors offer an incredible aesthetic and functional appeal.
How To Select/Purchasing05/9/2017