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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.
Cork: Cork flooring is one of the most sustainable and renewable sources of flooring available today. The cork floors that we carry satisfy LEED credits for Rapidly Renewable Materials, Recyled Content, and Low Emitting Materials. They are also finished with a zero-VOC natural oil; overall, they are an excellent choice to promote green building, reducing environmental impact, and cleaning the air in your home!
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: The Slaughterbeck Floors – Reclaimed Collection can be installed prefinished, unfinished, hand scraped or smooth based on your preference. Several styles are actually reclaimed from 19th century barns!