Archive for March, 2012

Straight off the Sheep’s Back: Nature’s Carpet

Posted on March 26, 2012 by Jared




When looking for a healthy flooring material, many people often automatically disregard carpet. And considering its toxic history, that’s no surprise.

The good news is that there are safe and eco-friendly alternatives to traditional synthetic carpets. One of those great alternatives is a locally owned and operated Nature’s Carpet.

Nature’s Carpet manufactures a wide range of environmentally friendly 100% wool carpets. They have three levels of green: Dark Green, Medium Green and Light Green. Their Dark Green carpets are the most environmentally friendly (see chart below) and are available in nine stylish colours:

Nature's Carpet: Green Spectrum

Here at The Eco Floor Store we love Nature’s Carpet for a number of reasons, including:

– Their carpets are made with very natural 100% New Zealand wool.

– They have a large selection of beautiful styles and colours.

– For people who suffer from allergies, Nature’s Carpet will provide you with a free sample for a 3-day period to determine whether you are sensitive to the materials in the carpet.

– All of their wool carpets are LEED™ compliant, CRI Green Label Plus approved and ISO certified.

– Nature’s Carpet is a local company based out of Vancouver, BC

Learn more about Nature’s Carpet in this short and informative video:

Video: About Nature’s Carpet.

Go Beyond the Surface: March 2012

Posted on March 22, 2012 by Jared




Project Spotlight EuroCork_Langley_2

Thermal and noise insulation are alluring benefits of cork, but the comfort of cork floors is the big draw for homeowners.

We recently installed cork floors in a home in Langley. The homeowner wanted to replace the existing run-of-the-mill laminate with a higher quality flooring material. They picked EuroCork in Olive Brick.

The project also included upgrading the flooring on the stairway. We hand painted and stained the Maple stair nosings to replicate the look of the cork on the steps. Finished with modern white risers, the stairway is seamless and beautiful.

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Meet the Team

To better service all of our eco-loving clients, we’ve recently expanded our team.

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Spring Eco TipsEcoMax Cleaners - Surrey, BC

Spring has arrived! And with it comes Spring-cleaning… oh the joys. This year, make your Spring-cleaning environmentally safe. Tips:

  1. Avoid cleaners that contain phosphates. We have Eco-Max cleaning products available in our showroom.
  2. Try to recycle or reuse when possible. Green Coast Rubbish is a local environmentally conscious disposal service that can help you get rid of stuff.
  3. Permanently replace one disposal product in your home. For example, food storage containers, paper towels, coffee mugs, ink cartridges and plastic shopping bags all have eco-friendly alternatives.

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Stay Young!

“Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”– Henry Ford

We might not be able to promise you everlasting youth, but we can promise to help you learn a little!

Invite us to your office for a Lunch & Learn to discover the newest eco-friendly products to help inspire your team for upcoming residential and commercial design projects.

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In Montreal? Check out ECOuture!

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Jared




Ok, so Montreal might be a tad far for most of us in BC… but we just had to share this great event! (You never know, some of you might be in Montreal next week!)

ECOuture is a student-run environmentally-friendly fashion show that is affiliated with McGill University’s annual GreenWeek event. One of the students is my sister-in-law! ECOuture promotes and encourages sustainability in urban centres while raising funds for Evergreen (a non-profit we also support).

Event details: a fabulous evening of music, fun and eco-chic fashion at Karina’s Lounge (1455 Crescent Street in Montreal) on Wednesday, March 7th at 8 PM.

 

ECOuture - Montreal Fashion Show