FLOORING DESIGN

When developing a flooring design, it is important to consider looks as well as functionality. These articles will give you the lowdown on different types of floors to help you make the right choice for your home.
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5 Sustainable Hardwoods

Look almost anywhere, and you'll see things made from wood. Harvesting that much wood can have devastating effects on forests and environments. Fortunately, some of the hardwoods that are most popular can be sustained in your own backyard.

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  • 5 Sustainable Hardwoods

    5 Sustainable Hardwoods

    Look almost anywhere, and you'll see things made from wood. Harvesting that much wood can have devastating effects on forests and environments. Fortunately, some of the hardwoods that are most popular can be sustained in your own backyard. See more »

  • Are bamboo floors really green?

    Are bamboo floors really green?

    So you want to make your home as environmentally friendly as possible. You set up your compost bin, install low-flow toilets and buy energy-efficient appliances. But when it comes to your floor, is bamboo the greenest you can go? See more »

  • Bamboo Flooring Quiz

    Bamboo Flooring Quiz

    Bamboo flooring is both trendy and eco-friendly. Test your knowledge on bamboo flooring with this bamboo flooring quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

  • Can I recycle my carpet?

    Can I recycle my carpet?

    Lipstick-stained carpet. Orange shag carpet. Carpet that's seen one too many instances of puppy incontinence. It seems a shame to toss it out, but can you recycle it? See more »

  • Could radiant floor heating systems be related to some cancers?

    Could radiant floor heating systems be related to some cancers?

    Experts have linked electromagnetic fields (EMF) to leukemia and other cancers in children. Could this happen from radiant floor heating, too? See more »

  • How to Choose Green Flooring

    How to Choose Green Flooring

    Your car. Your clothes. Your home. Almost anything you can think of has a green alternative, including the floor beneath your feet. But where can you buy these materials? See more »

  • Ultimate Guide to Bamboo Flooring

    Ultimate Guide to Bamboo Flooring

    Can the same stuff in my placemat make wood floors? What does bamboo have to do with green building? See more »

  • Ultimate Guide to Hardwood Flooring

    Ultimate Guide to Hardwood Flooring

    If you want a surefire way to improve the look, durability and value of your home, hardwood floors are the way to go. Besides being beautiful and hard-wearing, hardwood floors are environmentally friendly, too. See more »

  • What is cork flooring?

    What is cork flooring?

    When you think of cork, your first thought may be popping a nice bottle of champagne or wine. Or maybe you're thinking of the bulletin board in your office. If you're into the latest decorating trend, though, you may think of a cork floor. See more »

  • Why do doors squeak? How do you solve the problem?

    Why do doors squeak? How do you solve the problem?

    Overtime doors will develop a squeak for various reasons. Find out how to remedy this annoying problem with the help of this home improvement article. See more »

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