Posts Tagged ‘eco-friendly flooring’

Stone Flooring: Beautiful, Natural and Recyclable

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Now that many people are more aware of being environmentally conscious in their day to day life, selecting the right materials for the home has become a key issue. When it comes to flooring, you do not have to sacrifice beauty for eco-friendly or ‘green’ materials if you choose to go with materials like stone for example. Even though there is no clear data on the impact of using stone as a building material on the environment, stone is known for having the following features:

  • It’s a natural product
  • It has an enduring life cycle so it doesn’t have to be replaced
  • Recyclable
  • Can be reclaimed

There is also the added bonus of stone flooring being easy to care for and maintain. Take a look at a few beautiful natural stone floor options that Ambassador Floor Company offers:

Medallion Collection

 

Marble Collection

 

Stone Radiance

Ambassador Floor Company‘s showroom has an extensive selection of flooring choices for you to choose from. Just give us a call at 636-728-1600 or visit our showroom located at 17770 Chesterfield Airport Rd in Chesterfield, MO .

 

 

 

Want soft, eco-friendly floors? Get Green Carpet Cushions

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If you grew up with plush and comfortable carpet in your home, chances are you still want that comfy feel under your toes when you walk around your home now. You can still have that carpet comfort, now with eco-friendly carpet cushions.

You may not have known this, but carpet cushions can be made:

  • From 100% recycled bonded cushion from polyurethane foam or 100% recycled content in Rebond Carpet Cushion, a bonded polyurethane product
  • With 97% recycled rubber for carpet underlayment
  • With no CFC’s, latex or chemical additives
  • With 100% recycled tire rubber carpet pad. Withstands temperatures from 40 to 120 degrees. Free of toxic materials such as PCB, mercury, and formaldehyde
  • From round tire scrap rubber granules bonded with latex and 92% recycled tire rubber

If you are looking for eco-friendly carpeting for your St. Louis area home, make sure you stop by Ambassador Floor Company. We look forward to enhancing your home with beautiful eco-friendly flooring.

 

 

 

 

Eco-Friendly Flooring Facts about Bamboo

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Some homeowners are not quite sure about bamboo flooring since it is not the norm as far as wood flooring goes. However, there are quite a few benefits to this eco-friendly flooring that may convince you otherwise about having bamboo flooring in your home.

  • Bamboo is a rapidly renewing resource that matures in three years
  • It regenerates without need for replanting
  • Bamboo actually purifies the soil and the atmosphere
  • Bamboo has a  tensile strength superior to steel
  • Bamboo can tolerate precipitation extremes

Bamboo flooring also looks beautiful in the home! Take the time to check out bamboo flooring and find out all the wonderful benefits you and your family will experience from this delightful natural material. If you live in the St.Louis area and need help figuring out the right green flooring for your home, visit us here at Ambassador Floor Company.

 

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Mohawk GreenWorks Creed

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If you are looking to go green in your home, whether for a remodeling project or new home build, Mohawk Industries is committed to creating quality products that do not exhaust the world’s natural resources.
As the largest recycler in the flooring industry, their recycling efforts have diverted an estimated three billion pounds of waste from landfills every year. They are truly living by the age old saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

Recycling everything from plastic bottles and tires to wood and animal fat, all of these various recycled materials are sent to Mohawk facilities to become transformed into great alternative solutions for your home. From carpet cores, to beautiful flooring, over 500 Mohawk products contain recycled materials.

If you live in the St. Louis area and want to make a difference in your home by going green, start with the flooring. Ambassador Floor Company can provide beautiful Mohawk flooring for your home that will put a smile on your face for more reasons than one.

Pet Friendly Flooring Options

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For the animal lovers of the world, a little extra effort, and maybe even some wear and tear on the house, is a small price to pay for the unconditional love and loyalty pets bring to our lives. With that said, you still want your home to look nice, no matter how much you love Fido.

Dogs and cats can wreak havoc on both hard and soft flooring options, from the dirt and stains they may leave behind on carpet to the almost inevitable scratches their claws leave on wood floors. Fortunately, there are many new options in durable, attractive flooring, so you can get the look you want for your St. Louis home and enjoy the company of furry family members.

Take a look at this list of pet-friendly flooring options from the Do It Yourself website, and contact Ambassador Floor Company to help beautify and pet-proof the floors in your home!

  • Carpet– Choose non-loop polypropylene and polyester fibers. This kind of carpeting is easier to clean, as long as you take care of it promptly. Looped carpet fibers can get caught on a pet’s claws, pulling out the yarn and causing permanent damage.
  • Laminate– This kind of engineered wood flooring is extremely tough and durable if you invest in a high-quality option. However, Scratches cannot be sanded out like regular wood floors, so if the floor is damaged, it will have to be replaced.
  • Hardwood– The upside of this flooring material is that it can be refinished, and you can even have a particular spot done without having the whole house re-finished. If you do opt for hardwood, make sure the floor is finished with 3 coats of oil-based urethane finish in a satin sheen, for maximum protection.
  • Bamboo– A fabulous choice for pet-owners, bamboo is eco-friendly, extremely durable, naturally stain-resistant, and affordable.
  • Luxury vinyl– This type of product is moisture-resistant, making for easy mess cleanup, easy to care for, hard to scratch, and has the added bonus of quieting the click-clack of your pet’s nails.

photo by Colin Davis

wood selection in the ambassador showroom

USDA Gives Wood the Green Stamp of Approval

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Going green. It’s something most of us are trying to be more conscious of these days, including Ambassador Floor Company. The United States Department of Agriculture announced on March 30th that they’re promoting wood as a green building material. This initiative is part of the International Year of Forests, 2011, celebrating forests around the globe.

wood selection in the ambassador showroom

We have a great selection of hardwood options in our showroom, helping you to find the best green material for your home.

We carry 18 different brands of wood flooring, all with a great selection of stains, woods, and styles, to give the best selection of green products in the Chesterfield / St Louis area. Domestic sustainable wood products are the best to use, especially if processed locally. Ask one of our helpful sales associates which of our wood products would fit your home the best, as well as the environment.

The best part about going green with wood is that you don’t have to skip on style. Ambassador Floor Company has a wide selection of plank sizes, stains, woods, and thicknesses to help you find the best wood for your home. Stop in today to see our selection.

Stainmaster Presents Its Eco-Friendly Alternative

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Ambassador Floor Co is proud to support eco-friendly flooring solutions.

Ambassador Floor Company supports green initiatives. That is why we are proud to announce that our Stainmaster products come from an company equally committed to going green.

GreenLiving with Stainmaster is an effort to provide quality, sustainable products for its clients. Stainmaster has implemented green practices throughout the creation and distribution process:

-In manufacturing, Stainmaster has revamped its methods to protect the environment and the health of employees and consumers.

– Endurance plays an important role in Stainmaster’s green efforts. Stainmaster carpets are proven to last up to 50% longer than its competitors, meaning fewer carpet replacements. Fewer replacements can result in up to 37% lower energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (expressed as CO2 equivalents) than other carpets.

-EcoSoft carpet cushions are created utilizing durable, recycled materials.

-Stainmaster is committed to minimizing its impact on landfills without compromising style and comfort. Stainmaster’s new line of rugs contain over 90% post-consumer fibers and are 100% recyclable.

-Lastly, Stainmaster gives back to the community by presenting communities with corporate citizenship  opportunities.

Ambassador Floor Company’s  Stainmaster products are a great investment for your family, your community, and the environment. For more information in our products and services, call 636.728.1600 or visit ambassadorfloor.com

Source: Stainmaster.com

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Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring “Most Sustainable”

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Billed as the most sustainable engineered hardwood in the world, Epic Hardwood by Shaw Flooring provides all the style of real hardwood while also protecting our natural resources. Part of Shaw’s Green Edge initiative, Epic Hardwood is made with EnviroCore reclaimed wood fibers and wood veneers that are sourced from suppliers committed to sound forestry practices.

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With Epic Hardwood, Shaw aims to reduce timber harvesting for a more balanced ecosystem. Unlike traditional 3/4-inch-thick hardwood floors, Shaw’s 3/8-inch-thick Epic Hardwood Flooring uses approximately 50% less newly forested wood in its production.

Epic Hardwood is available in 42 Durashield finishes inspired by natural hardwoods such as red oak and maple that last for decades. Plus, it can be sanded and refinished rather than replaced for a new look in the future.

Shaw Epic Hardwood Flooring is available at Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, Mo. Stop by our showroom to see samples and for pricing.