Thursday, August 16, 2007
Green (eco-friendly) flooring
The September 2007 issue of Home has an article on eco-flooring, which looks at adobe, certified wood, cork, linoleum, and bamboo flooring and lists their pros and cons. Bamboo is mostly shipped from the Far East and linoleum often comes from Europe, so you have to think about shipping costs. Oh, oh. Demand is beginning to outstrip the supply for cork; and it's shipped from the western Mediterranean. Bamboo and adobe aren't good for wet and humid climates. Bamboo isn't good for very dry conditions either. You really have to think about your choices.