Archive for September, 2011

Welcome to the Eco Family: Trade Roots

Posted on September 28, 2011 by Jared

We’d like to welcome Trade Roots to our eco family!

Trade Roots is a full service design house in Victoria, BC delivering top notch interior decorating, commercial or residential staging, quality custom furniture building and flooring installations. They are also a retail store filled with unique and authentic treasures. The owners, Christos and Carla, have sought out the most unique home furnishings and offer everything from Asian and European antiques, reclaimed and industrial furniture, bamboo linens and flooring, original art, organic single-origin coffee and everything in between.

If it has a story, then it has a home at Trade Roots.

Their collection of cutting edge design materials and furniture is also centrally focused around environmental sustainability. By its very nature antiques, reclaimed and industrial furniture is inherently eco. You can see these eco-principles in the very fabric of their store, with each product being a market leader in sustainability. Additionally, the utilization of carbon offsetting is used to help compensate for the vast distances that many of these treasures have traveled.

Whatever your design needs, Trade Roots will deliver with exceptional customer service and dedication. Looks for our eco friendly bamboo floors and our flexible natural stone products in their beautiful store!


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Trade Roots
545 Herald Street
Victoria, BC



We’ve Been Nominated – Thank You!

Posted on September 14, 2011 by Jared

We’re excited to announce that The Eco Floor Store has been nominated for four (that’s right, FOUR!) 2011 Business Excellence Awards from the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce:

+ Business of the Year

+ New Entrepreneur of the Year

+ Service Excellence Award

+ Environmental Leadership Award

We would like to thank ALL of our clients that took the time to fill out the nomination forms. Starting a new business is a lot of work and it’s great to know that our clients and our community benefit from all of our hard work.

The 15th Annual Business Excellence Awards will be held on Saturday, October 22nd in the Summit Theatre at Cascades Casino – Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley, BC. Tickets are $75 and available here.

EuroCork Cork Floors

Posted on September 6, 2011 by Jared

Cork floors are noticeably different. As soon as you step foot on them, you instantly feel the difference – cork floors cushion your feet creating a comfortable walking experience.

But it’s for reasons that are not-so-noticeable that we chose EuroCork as one of our brands of cork floors for The Eco Floor Store. After all, it’s often what you don’t see (or feel) that makes the biggest eco difference.

Here are a few reasons why EuroCork is at the top of our eco list:

Renewable Resource

EuroCork cork floors are made with Cork Oak trees from Portugal and Spain. The cork is sustainably harvested to make sure the forest and the trees are not harmed. This helps ensure the bark can successfully regenerate itself for future harvesting. EuroCork is FSC-Certified.

Look for this logo to identify 100% cork products.Made with 100% Real Cork

EuroCork cork floors are made with 100% real cork. There are no synthetic or chemical fillers used that could affect indoor air quality or the natural durability of the cork.

GreenGuard Certified

EuroCork products are GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality Certified®. Since we spend an average of 90% indoors, it’s important we keep indoor air as healthy as possible. EuroCork contains no harmful VOCs.

Lifetime Warranty

EuroCork is backed by a lifetime structural guarantee. In addition, EuroCork floors can also be refinished, helping to reuse and reduce our impact on landfills.

Anti-Microbial Backing

EuroCork cork floors are made with an anti-microbial backing to prevent the growth of mildew and mold. This helps keep your space as healthy as possible.

EuroCork has successfully combined the natural properties of cork with responsible manufacturing. The result is a high-quality flooring that has the best of both worlds: the noticeable and the not-so-noticeable benefits.

To learn more about the benefits of cork, click here. Or swing by our showroom to view EuroCork’s 16 BC-inspired colours like Whistler Granite or English Bay Mud.