Recent Sustainable Wood Articles


Not All Wood Floors Are Equal: Some Aren’t Even Wood

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 05, 2016

What exactly is a “wood floor” anyway? And what’s the difference between new wood-look materials like engineered wood and laminate? If you’re as confused as...

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Eco-Aware Kitchen Cabinet Replacement or Renewal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 19, 2016

You work hard at keeping your kitchen green -- buying healthful, sustainable food and drink to nourish your family and friends. Good for you! Now here’s another area where you...

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Handle Reclaimed Wood with Care

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 21, 2014

Reclaimed wood is a hot trend in household décor nowadays. And with good reason. This unique building material glows with a special aged patina. Wood cut from fully mature trees,...

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Building a Deck or a Patio?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 21, 2014

Adding a deck or patio to your home is an appealing, relatively low-cost way to create extra living space. But which is the best and most eco-friendly choice for you? The answer is:...

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Who's the Greenest Floor of All?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Feb 05, 2014

Ah, those things we put our feet (or wheels) on. Floors do a whole lot for us without asking for much in return, and if you're thinking about replacing or upgrading yours, have you...

Photo: Inhabitat

Kebony: Like Tropical Hardwood, But Sustainable

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Dec 25, 2013

Tropical hardwoods have long been prized for their rich dark tones and incredible durability. Woods like teak seem to last forever, even in harsh conditions, and they acquire a beautiful...

This coffee shop features a number of reclaimed timber elements. Photo/design: Haldane Martin/Flickr

Using Reclaimed Timber in Your Home

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Dec 19, 2013

Thinking about remodeling or building something from scratch? Chances are that you may have considered the integration of reclaimed timber from deconstructed homes into your final product,...

Photo: Michael Dorausch/Flickr

Building? Be Sure to Pick the Right Home Site

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Nov 13, 2013

Location, location, location! Those are the watchwords of the real estate industry, where prospective homebuyers are cautioned to consider a huge number of potential factors when they...