Posts Tagged ‘green flooring’

Create a Green Living Space

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Maintenance Tips

Do you know how to make your home green? There are ways you can make your home more eco-friendly without having an expensive whole house renovation. Here are four tips that can help you start creating a green living space.

1. Keep caulked areas caulked. Every degree of temperature variance in a home can result in up to 10% addition to your heating and cooling expenses.

2. Check your doors. Energy can be lost through doors that are not spaced properly from the floor. If you are having flooring replaced or added, a professional installer can check your doors for proper install height.

3. Minimize use of space heaters. Spaces heaters are energy hogs and can generate more than 2 pounds of greenhouse gas per hour. These heaters don’t help your hardwood floors because the heaters increase the contraction of hardwood floors.

4. Purchase hardwood floors with the FSC Seal that are not clear cut or harvested in a sustainable fashion. There are only 4% of our own native, old growth forests still standing. The US is the worlds largest importer and consumer of timber woods and products.

If you live in the St. Louis area and need eco-friendly flooring, make sure you stop by Ambassador Floor Company in Chesterfield, MO.

 

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Mohawk GreenWorks Creed

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design Tips

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.