ready-made earthen floor
Earth floors are a durable, versatile and attractive option for new homes and renovations alike.
My inbox is stuffed this week with emails from bloggers and pundits heralding the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report confirming for the world that global warming is real and that we have, indeed, done our share to cause it.
Here's what you need to know about laminate flooring, from suggestions on how to choose it to tips for installing your own.
Here's some helpful advice about how to clean up dust, mold and stains on your subfloor.
Radiant floor heating may save energy in the average home, but for especially well insulated new houses, here's why it's probably not your best option.
Jessica Kellner, editor of Natural Home & Garden, is beginning research on electric in-floor radiant floor heating products as an efficient method of heating the new nursery.
Tearing out wall-to-wall carpet is one of the healthiest things you can do. Dress up the scuffed wood floor underneath using plant-based paint and stencils. You'll never miss the rug.
It takes a lot of energy to produce concrete, so when possible, it's good to look for substitute building materials. Here are a couple of options that might be good choices for a garage.
Teragren, the nation’s leading manufacturer of fine bamboo flooring, panels, veneer and worktops, today introduced a new product line — Vantage: A New Generation In Bamboo Flooring.
By installing laminate flooring we have a floor that cleans easily, is attractive and durable.
With a few key supplies, you can revive worn wood flooring without heavy-duty sanding.
Sustainably harvested cork creates a beautiful flooring material that’s competitively priced with other kinds of sustainable flooring.
Choosing natural, environmentally friendly flooring is an easy way to keep your home healthy. Choose natural linoleum, cork, sustainable wood, natural wool carpet or tile.
How to choose a sustainable flooring product. Review of sustainable flooring used over time and links to more material choices.
Website links to earthbag building projects.
Simone Swan built her off-the-grid domed and vaulted home in Presidio, Texas, as a model of how financially and thermally efficient adobe can be. For $50 a square foot, she built a masterpiece. She says you can, too.
What we do inside on a blustery day outside.
While giving her small home a deep green retrofit, designer Tracy Parker finds that reclaimed wood flooring is grounding and gorgeous.
"Earthen Floors" by Sukita Reay Crimmel and James Thomson provides essential information for creating beautiful floors using natural techniques.
Conventional flooring and wallpaper products contain high levels of toxic chemicals, an Ecology Center study finds.
How bamboo differs from hard-wood flooring and why it's a wonderful green alternative.
Steve Maxwell, “Canada’s Handiest Man”, explains just how easy it is to install laminate flooring yourself.
Learn how to install ceramic tiles that'll never let you down.
Turtle Plastics Modular Matting is now available in 14 colors.
An amazing, off-the-grid Welsh hobbit house was built in less than four months and for less than $5,000.
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi goes through the process of rejuvenating her hardwood floors, and describes how to avoid harmful ingredients in cleaning products, such as volatile organic compounds, in the process.
Simran Sethi writes about choosing eco-friendly paints, tiles, and other aspects of her renovated bathroom.