Green Flooring Fort Smith AR

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DAVIS FLOOR COVERINGS INC
(479) 452-4808
3401 S 79TH ST
Fort Smith, AR
 
Best Floors
(479) 646-1333
5101 Old Greenwood Rd
Fort Smith, AR
 
Alfords House of Carpets Inc.
(479) 782-8616
1020 Lexington Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Smith Hardwood Floors
(479) 783-2850
1115 S 10th St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Dean's Discount Carpets Inc
(479) 785-4161
4200 Kelley Highway
Fort Smith, AR
 
Davis Floor Covering
(479) 452-4808
3401 S 79th St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Roger Richey Inc.
(479) 452-5561
7700 Horan Dr
Fort Smith, AR
 
Alex Carpet One
(320) 762-0292
1020 Lexington Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Razorback Flooring Inc.
(479) 434-4646
6123 Highway 271 S
Fort Smith, AR
 
Specialty Woodworks & Tile
(479) 474-4522
3700 Kibler Rd
Van Buren, AR
 

Green Remodel - Flooring

Green Flooring

There is a wide variety of green flooring in the market place today. What makes flooring green:

durability non-toxicity renewable sourcing transportation

The challenge is to determine which of these qualities are most important and how they reflect aesthetically. No product has everything so it often amounts to comparing apples to oranges and making what seems like the best choice.

Finished Concrete Floors

When used as the finish floor, concrete containing high fly-ash content serves several green purposes:

It saves the expense of installing another flooring material, like wood or carpet. Make us of an industrial by-product Does not harbor allergens, dust and mold, like carpet

The trick is to look for an experienced installer, not necessarily someone who specializes in sidewalks and driveways and is trying to learn something new.

Linoleum and Vinyl

Many people confuse sheet vinyl flooring with "linoleum", as natural mistake. Linoleum makes a better choice than vinyl because it's manufactured with less toxic materials.  Because linoleum does not have the same protective surface, it must be polished occasionally resist stains. Be prepared for an odor from the linseed oil that off-gases an aldehyde, which is not toxic for most people and will dissipate.

Vinyl should be avoided as plasticizers called phthalates used to make PVC soft are a health hazard.

Bamboo

Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource and also a durable flooring choice. It comes in two grain patterns - flat sawn or vertical grain - and typically with either a blond or caramelized finish.

There are a variety of bamboo but only a few are appropriate for flooring. Of those few, some are better than others in dry climates. Go with a company like Plyboo or Timbergrass, a supplier that has been in the business for over a decade and offers high-quality flooring.

FSC-Certified Wood Flooring

Available in solid wood and as engineered, prefinished varieties, FSC-certified flooring is available across the country. Be aware that some certified engineered flooring contains urea-formaldehyde as the internal adhesive with only the wear layer (4 mils to 6 mils thick) actually made of certified materials. Other brands, however, are made with formaldehyde-free adhesives and are definitely preferable. EcoTimber is one company selling these flooring products.

Cork

Cork is beautiful and has natural anti-bacterial qualities, is soft underfoot, is made from recycled materials, and comes from a renewable source. It's typically made from the waste cork left over after bottle stoppers are manufactured. The only downside is that cork trees grow only in a limited geographical area in the Mediterranean. So, it is a limited resource for the future.

Natural Carpets

Carpeting for a green home should be made of natural materials, such as wool or sisal with jute backing. Although, natural wool sounds great from a green standpoint, its desirability depends on where the...

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