Green Flooring Advice

Make Floor Refinishing Greener and Safer

You can avoid exposure to toxic dust and fumes by using a good dust mask that filters out particulates and a respirator that filters out chemical emissions. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recommends using a NIOSH-approved half-mask respirator. 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…

Navigating the Flooring Thicket: Find the Greenest Way to Meet Your Needs

In-depth reviews of flooring materials -- Bamboo, Stone, Cork, Ceramic & Glass, Tile, Wood, Linoleum, Rubber, and Carpets & Rugs. Your choice of flooring will affect everyone in your home for decades and have substantial impacts on the environment at large. 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…