Renewable Materials ~ Austin, TX
Natural Wool Carpeting
Sustainable, renewable flooring has come a long way.
Hard surfaces such as Bamboo, Palm, Mulberry, Cork, Marmoleum and softer surfaces such as Sisal, Reed, Coir, Mountain Grass and Wool carpeting offer beauty, durability and sustainability. Renewable flooring comes from natural resources that are replaced by natural processes in a reasonable amount of time. Soil, water, forests, plants, and animals are all renewable resources as long as they are properly conserved. Also, recycled products such as recycled tile and reclaimed wood help decrease the demand on natural resources and make use of natural materials that would otherwise be thrown into landfill sites. Many programs regulate and award renewable and recycled products when used properly in material selections.
Bamboo Considered an exotic alternative to other hardwoods, bamboo is an eco-friendly, renewable flooring product suitable for a variety of remodeling applications and room decors. Best results are obtained from the harder, more mature 5 - 6 year old bamboo plants and by using materials that arrive from the same supplier shipment to avoid coloration differences in the floor installation.
Palm Palm wood is considered a great choice for an alternative to bamboo because it is harvested from already existing plantations, and unlike bamboo, it is not cultivated on land where nothing else is grown. Palm wood is a by-product of coconut production.
Mulberry Strand Woven Mulberry flooring is highly appealing both for its rare elegance and its being a reclaimed resource. This product consists of recycled branches that produce a natural, luxurious look you will not find in other products. Extremely durable, Mulberry flooring has just enough variation to work in nearly any style or type of room while keeping environmentally friendly.
Cork Comprised of a renewable natural material, cork is environmentally friendly, as much as it promotes improved health and comfort for human indoor living. Cork is a completely renewable resource harvested as bark from living cork trees, never harmed by the harvest. Also, cork flooring is a by-product of the wine industry.
Marmolium Marmolium is natural linseed oil linoleum that is not derived from petroleum and is ecologically produced. Linoleum is produced from renewable materials: linseed oil, rosins, wood flour, jute and ecologically responsible pigments. The harvesting or extraction of these raw materials consumes relatively little energy. Therefore, this material is an environmentally friendly choice with the versatility to enhance your existing interior spaces with more than 160 colors to choose from!
Natural Fiber Natural fibers such as Sisal, Reed, Mountain Grass and Coir are great choices for replacing hard surface floors. Many fibers are easy to clean, with low maintenance and high performance. Also naturally colorfast, and stain resistant.
Natural Wool Carpeting Wool Natural Wool Carpeting Wool is good for the environment as a renewable fiber source that is biodegradable at the end of the product's life span. This product offers durability and beauty while at the same time being sustainable. Wool is Warm and comfortable in winter because of its natural insulating attributes while it is dry and clean in the summer because it naturally regulates air moisture content.
Recycled Tile 100% natural tiles do not release toxic V.O.C.'s into your interior. Sources of clay and stone are not renewable, however they are abundant. Recycled tiles help decrease the demand on natural resources and make use of natural materials that would otherwise be thrown into landfill sites. There are various styles and colors of recycled tile that offer durability and beauty while at the same time reusing an existing product so that it does not go to waste.