Consideration for the planet has us rediscovering many renewable and responsible products. Slaughterbeck Floors offer a variety of products that are environmentally responsible, durable and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some products and terms you'll be hearing more and more of as our industry expands its eco-friendly products.
Linoleum: Made from linseed oil, wood flour, rosins, ecologically responsible pigments and jute backing; eco-friendly linoleum is a good and affordable choice. This linoleum comes in either sheet or laminate style flooring.
FSC Certified: With regard to hardwood flooring, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is a certification process that confirms the chain of custody of the product. It is meant to ensure the responsible harvesting of forests.
Engineered Flooring: This kind of flooring is a layered construction instead of a solid milled piece of lumber. The top layer is from the tree, sometimes called the wear layer. It is combined with a plywood base to create the flooring. Some consider this to be a more efficient, and because it uses much less wood, an environmentally friendly way to construct flooring. For example, solid Brazilian Cherry Wood is most often ¾” thick; an engineered piece uses 5/32” or less for the wear layer over a plywood base.
LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a rating system that measures a building's use and implementation of sustainable products and practices. We are proud to participate in this very eco-friendly program.
Reclaimed: Carlisle, a leader in custom reclaimed lumber floors, a floor that can be installed prefinished, unfinished, hand scraped or smooth.