Open Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 10-4 CST
800.405.0222
Email Us | Get a Call Back
Talk To An Expert
800.405.0222
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Central)
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(Central)
Email Us | Get a Call Back
Shopping Cart
0 ITEMS   $0.00
X
EMAIL: 
PASSWORD: 
CREATE an account
 
Learning Center > Flooring > 

Flooring

Flooring

Learn about our beautiful, non-toxic, eco-friendly flooring, made from sustainably harvested, recycled or reclaimed sources at a great price.
Flooring-115524-CAT-LEARN-MDX.jpg
Flooring

Flooring

Learn about our beautiful, non-toxic, eco-friendly flooring, made from sustainably harvested, recycled or reclaimed sources at a great price.

How to Buy a Green Floor: 7 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The seven costliest mistakes:

  1. Assume a floor is eco-friendly because the salesperson or website told you so
  2. Assume a floor is sustainably harvested because there’s an FSC logo
  3. Forget to consider all the costs involved
  4. Do it yourself without the knowledge or tools
  5. Assume all green floors are equal
  6. Refuse to read the installation instructions
  7. Forget to research daily maintenance, refinishing and disposal costs

This article will save you hundreds of dollars and lots of headaches.

Read More

Why Is Our Flooring Different?

Green Building Supply is a company that carries only natural and certified sustainable flooring products. We do not supply unsustainable floors along with a few that are sustainable.

Green flooring was not something added to our product line because the market suddenly demanded it or because it became fashionable a few years ago. For the past 20 years we have offered only green flooring because that's who we are.

Read More

The Greenest Floor May Be the One You Already Have

Tired of the old oak floor or carpet in your living room and want something greener? Buying a new eco-friendly floor like bamboo or cork may seem like a good idea, but are they better than an old wood floor that's refinished? Are they any healthier for you and the planet? Do they help indoor air quality or reduce greenhouse gasses?

Read More

Why Should You Consider Radiant-Heated Floors?

by Joel Hirshberg on March 12, 2011 Average reading time: about 1 minute
There are numerous benefits of a radiant-heating system. Here are the significant advantages — beyond sheer comfort — along with links for more information to aid your research. Read More

Q: I'd like to put in hardwood floors and I'm considering bamboo...

by Joel Hirshberg Originally published July 15, 2011 in the Green Home Guide, a service of the U.S. Green Building Council

Q: I'd like to put in hardwood floors and I'm considering bamboo. What do I need to consider? I don't want faux wood, and I read that some bamboo is treated with formaldehyde.
— asked by Murkey, Alexandria, VA

A: Although Google provides comparative pricing, product descriptions and basic specifications, most websites don’t tell us what is best for our specific needs. We always have to sort out one product from another and make the best choice we can with the information we’ve found. That assumes we know the right questions to ask. This article is all about the right questions to ask.

Read More

Eco-friendly Flooring Guide

a download from EcoTimber

Flooring Guides to download

Download these popular articles as a PDF Read More