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Sustainable Hardwoods

Dec-11-2010 By creatingyourspace

 

More and more, people who want to make environmentally responsible decisions can access good information on home products. Through national and international associations as well as supplier research, details on every step of a product’s development are increasingly available to consumers.

One research study on American hardwood has been started recently by PE International; a consulting company that specializes in helping organizations become more sustainable. The firm is investigating the environmental impact of every step in the process of hardwood products, from the initial harvesting to delivery at the importer’s yard.

Studies such as this are designed to enable both suppliers and customers to make informed decisions about the sustainability of the products they choose. In the long run, customers will drive a push to environmental responsibility with their dollars.

The best tool you have to change the world’s approach to the environment is how you choose to spend your money. If you demonstrate that environmental responsibility is important to you as a consumer, companies will listen and make appropriate changes.

Sustainable Hardwoods

Dec-11-2010 By carpeteria_admin

 

More and more, people who want to make environmentally responsible decisions can access good information on home products. Through national and international associations as well as supplier research, details on every step of a product’s development are increasingly available to consumers.

One research study on American hardwood has been started recently by PE International; a consulting company that specializes in helping organizations become more sustainable. The firm is investigating the environmental impact of every step in the process of hardwood products, from the initial harvesting to delivery at the importer’s yard.

Studies such as this are designed to enable both suppliers and customers to make informed decisions about the sustainability of the products they choose. In the long run, customers will drive a push to environmental responsibility with their dollars.

The best tool you have to change the world’s approach to the environment is how you choose to spend your money. If you demonstrate that environmental responsibility is important to you as a consumer, companies will listen and make appropriate changes.

Rooms with Light Colored Floors

Sep-24-2010 By carpeteria_admin

A room with light colored flooring offers a broad range of decorating opportunities. Without care, light-colored floors can make a room look drab and boring. It is important to include contrasting colors and accessories to make the room interesting.

Light colored floors are ideal for small rooms with limited natural light.  For homes in warm climates, light floors give rooms a cool appearance.

You can transform a room with light colored flooring by using contrasting tones in either vibrant or sedate colors. Sedate pastel walls and window treatments provide an elegant appearance. Vibrant colors or brightly patterned wallpaper perfectly complements a light-colored floor. You have the flexibility to experiment with a range of colors or paint walls with dark dramatic colors with a light floor.

Light colored flooring provides a good contrast to heavy hardwood furniture. On the other hand, lightweight rattan or wrought iron furniture on a light colored floor will make the room bright and airy and give the appearance of bringing the outdoors indoors. Some bright colors and rugs in rich tones will also enhance the room.

Rooms with light colored flooring allow you to explore your artistic instincts by providing an unobtrusive foundation for a range of decorating options.

Floors That Are Good For Resale

Sep-16-2010 By carpeteria_admin

If you are about to sell your house and even if you have no current plans to sell, it is still practical to think of what you can do to your rooms to make them more appealing to prospective buyers. If you are renovating your house, even if you have no immediate intention of selling, it’s a good investment to factor the resale value of your flooring and other accessories when you remodel.
Hardwood is right at the top of the list of floors that will get you the best price should you put your house on the market. Hardwood is expensive but much more durable than other kinds of flooring. Buyers are willing to spend more for houses that have hardwood flooring than those that don’t for it assures them that they won’t have to redo those floors. Solid or engineered hardwood tends to get more in terms of resale than laminate flooring.
Since we are on the topic of hardwood and its resale value, an interesting trend has developed recently. More and more people are opting for exotic hardwood floors to increase the resale value of their house. These include African mahogany, dove-tailing, French parquets, and other unusual woods. This indicates the importance that flooring has in the resale sector.
Stone, porcelain or ceramic tile can also add value to your house. Compared to hardwood and tile, linoleum and carpeting show low resale values. So when you renovate, do away with your carpets and consider tile or wood if you wish to attract the best price for your house.