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Choosing Kitchen Countertops: Our Top Picks

Countertops are often kitchen showpieces, speaking to the style and environmental sensibilities of the homeowner. And because we prepare our meals on them, their environmental and health effects are intimately linked with our daily lives. More…

Getting Great Green Results from a Cabinet Shop

By George Mandala

While the conventional furniture market is dominated by large manufacturers selling nationwide, most green furniture is made in small, local workshops. That fits well with the green ethos, but how can you make sure you get what you want when ordering custom green furniture? More…

Buyer’s Guide to Green Floor Materials

No flooring product has zero impact on our planet, but some materials are better than others. This buyer's guide will help you choose the most environmentally sound and healthy floor that meets your needs. More…

3 Tips for Buying Green Furniture

When shopping for furniture with the planet and your health in mind, weigh your priorities. Are you chemically sensitive? If so, among other concerns, you’ll need to find furniture with fewer bonding agents and reduced formaldehyde content. More…

8 Tips for Selecting Healthy and Environmentally Sound Flooring

Before shopping, create a chart that lists your desired room function, occupants, cleaning and maintenance concerns, aesthetic requirements, and other priorities. Evaluate each flooring material’s fit with the needs in the chart. More…

Choose the Best Countertop Material for Your Home and the Environment

In-depth reviews of green flooring materials -- Concrete, Laminate, Paper, Plastic, Stainless Steel, Stone, Recycled Glass (Terrazzo), Ceramic Tile, Glass Tile, Wood. More…