Green

WECork Flooring
...cork is the bark of an oak tree known botanically a quercus suber. it is an evergreen which grows in commercial stands only in areas bordering the mediterranean sea. of the important cork producing countries, portugal supplies approximately 50%, spain 25%, and the balance is divided between algeria, france, morocco, italy and tunisia. as early as 2,500 bc cork was used as fishing floats in an...
Crossville Porcelain Tile
...for traditional pattern design, boundary-pushing layouts, or modern, minimalist lines. our quality and consistency in manufacturing also produces highly uniform tiles. sustainabilitywhen it comes to green design, tile is one of the most sustainable surface coverings on the planet—it's created from dust, sediment, and recycled porcelain, and best of all, it can be recycled. headquartered in crossv...
CHAPCO® Adhesives
...emain a leader in the adhesive industry. through this concern for the customer and the environment, chapco has developed a line products that are more environmentally friendly, passing the strict cri green label program criteria. looking to the future, chapco will continue to innovate on your behalf. with chapco on your side, you will form a bond that lasts. ...
Armstrong Commercial Resilient
...we offer products in all of the most popular commercial flooring categories: hardwood, lvt, vct, linoleum, laminate and vinyl sheet, along with our green biobased tile® options. while many of our flooring products can be installed in a variety of applications, we also offer products that are designed to meet the needs of specific spaces, like operating rooms, wet rooms and computer room...
Flexco® Resilient Floors
...tegrated flooring plans that meet today’s environmental guidelines – without compromising style – by choosing flexco’s enviroflex™ line. these nature friendly products may contribute to the leed® green building certification system. + pay one price for all colors within a product line with new flexone pricing. go ahead, mix it up – from the entryway, up the stairs, down the halls and th...
Linden Lumber Wood Flooring
...the year was 1955.  elvis was taking memphis by storm. in the lumber industry, a young man named don overmyer was making his mark in a small alabama mill.  trained on the green chain from the tender age of 12 at his father's company - chattanooga box & lumber co. - the young man had a keen eye for thickness, width, grade and species.  he also had a strong work ethic and was eager to learn eve...
Crossley Axminster
...crossley axminster is a high energy company based in greenville, ms. established to bring a fresh approach to servicing the american hospitality market, we combine the unique creativities of our designers with excellent customer service, providing a premier experience for our clients. crossley s.a., a respected south african weaver of axminster and wilton products since 1947, is our manuf...
WM Coffman Stair Company
... stair parts since 1874. today our three manufacturing locations, located in the heart of hardwood sources, total over 350,000 square feet under roof. we are vertically integrated from rough sawn, green lumber through finish sanded and packed products.  with over 120 years experience and the latest in manufacturing technology and machinery we consistently produce high quality stair parts...
Karastan Carpet
...karastan makes it easier and more fashionable to live green with a new generation of carpet fibers made from corn-based polymers.  this polymer is called dupont™ sorona® renewably sourced polymer and it is as good for the environment as it is for you.  it is also an important ingredient in karastan's smartstrand® - a remarkabley stain resistant, durable, soft, beautiful, long lasting and...
Green Mountain® Hardwood Flooring
...wear guard urethane finish never need wax. five layers of tough ultra violet cured urethane protect the hardwood from traffic. this means you won't be a slave to maintaining your hardwood floor. green mountain is as easy to care for as vinyl. sliced hardwood the top hardwood is not peeled like paper from a roll. this means your floor will be elegant because it won't have the "plywoody" lo...
Fabrica Rugs
... fabrica, our passion is to be " best in class” - blending exquisite style and uncompromising performance in every carpet and rug we produce. fabrica carpets carry the carpet and pug institute’s green label plus certification for indoor air quality. to learn more about this independent testing program, go to www.carpet.rug.org...
Acrylux Paint
...ale, florida, produces quality, energy efficient waterproofing products - acrylic roof paint, house paint, roof tile sealer, waterproof roof coatings, elastomeric roof paint, paver sealers, and green products. 100% acrylic based, our products assure superior adhesion and mildew resistance — tested and formulated for tropical south florida climate, with rigid quality controls. our goa...
Kathy Ireland™ Rugs
...e of different home decors. our seven distinctive patterns are featured in multiple color-ways, with the emphasis on rich herbal wash shades - warm reds, soothing blues, creamy beige and relaxing greens. these color-ways make each rug a warm addition to any room in the home. the collection represents many influences, drawing on inspiration of colors of nature, european styles and pattern...
Zodiaq® Quartz Surfaces
... sheet, zodiaq® is a manufactured product which means the sheet color is consistent. you can expect the end product to have the same appearance as the first. zodiaq® colors come in hues of blue, green, black, brown and red. dupont is continually broadening the color offering to make sure zodiaq® has the desirable look and feel you want for your entire interior surfacing applications....
Whirlpool® Appliances
... star partner of the year" for the fourth year in a row. whirlpool brand is a part of earth day activities and energy summits such as the earth technologies forum in washington, d.c. and build green conference. whirlpool wants the world to know about its commitment to resource friendly appliances that save consumers money and help conserve the earth's resources. ...
KitchenAid® Appliances
...s is on fun at the kitchenaid experience. learn professional cooking techniques, "test-drive" innovative new products, savor exotic gourmet foods and flavors - all at the kitchenaid experience in greenville, ohio. kitchenaid brand quality performance virtually speaks for itself, but we love to hear from satisfied kitchenaid customers about their experiences. ...
H&C® Concrete Coatings
...s, but also to help protect your valuable investment from the ravages of weather. pre-mixed or custom colors available in several pre-mixed colors, including tile red, terra cotta and seafoam green, h&c concrete stains brighten areas most homeowners take for granted. in addition to the pre-mixed colors, h&c concrete stains can be custom tinted. walkways become more inviting base...
Ralph Lauren Paints
... into textured color, from the soft hand of suede to the rugged variations of river rock. lifestyle colors survey our vast color collections, from an album of whites to serene naturals and lush greenhouse hues. faux techniques special tools and glazes create the effect of well-worn indigo denim, bright canvas, softly worn natural linen or antiqued leather, as well as traditional faux t...
Happy Floors Tile
...happy floors is pleased to be a nationwide distributor of porcelain tile, which is considered green within the industry. it is very important to first identify what attributes make tile eco-friendly or green. in general ceramic / porcelain tiles are inherently green because they do not contain voc's (volatile organic compounds), are low maintenance, and have a long life cycle. ...
BerryAlloc Parquet Flooring
...r residential and commercial projects. at berryalloc, we all share the same passion for quality, innovation and service. all are committed to the same goal of improving the quality of life in a greener, more sustainable world. all are united by our common working values to: delight our customers strive for excellence focus on people create added value act with integrity have a look...
GreenWood Bamboo™ Floors
...e to solid bamboo is engineered bamboo. this consists of a combination of 6 or 8 plies of wood (plywood) covered by a wear layer of bamboo. this assures maximum stability and easier installation. greenwood offers a 48 3/8 x 3 3/4 x 3/8” and a 72 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 5/8” prefinished engineered plank. quality bamboo flooring most bamboo flooring uses adhesives with a urea formaldehyde resin....
Mannington Adura® Flooring
...both a 4" width and our new 5" width, found in our distinctive collection. colorthe shades of the adura® line represent perennial favorites as well as the latest trends. warm golds, cool blues, soft greens, and a wide range of versatile earth tones. and let’s not forget both lighter and darker wood tones for our luxury planks. sizeour adura® luxury planks come in two sizes, a 4"x36" plank, and t...
Tesoro Woods
...mental and health standards while looking beautiful. at tesoro woods, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality, beautiful and healthy products that are among the best in the green flooring business. we offer a variety of beautiful, well-milled domestic and exotic hardwood flooring products that come from recycled materials and sustainably managed forests. ...
Tornado® Cleaning Equipment
...through the use of hepa filtration and advanced infiltration systems, and the use of components that are reusable and recyclable. we proudly support the standards and criteria established by the u.s. green building council, the carpet and rug institute’s (cri) green label certification program, among others. integrated manufacturing headquarterstornado industries maintains corporate and manufact...
Prestige Carpet Mills
...or area rugs or bordered wall to wall installations. the classic wilton trellis design is captured in this modestly priced tufted nylon carpet. stratton offers a broad range of colors from the rich greens, blues and pink to the soft neutral beiges. the coordinating border can add a touch of elegance to a wall to wall installation or frame the carpet for a beautiful area rug. sisal carpets have...
Azrock Solid Vinyl Tile
... high-fashion retail stores and grocery stores. in addition to style and function, tarkett also maintains a strong focus on producing environmentally sound products as well as constantly seeking green manufacturing systems and new recycling methods in all phases of a product's life. as the first north american resilient flooring manufacturer to offer a reclamation program, tarkett recyc...
Daimer Cleaning Equipment
...cleaners; xtreme power ® carpet cleaners, hard surface cleaning machines, floor buffers/scrubbers/burnishers; super max ® and vapor-flo ® pressure washers; and our exciting micro-blasting ® eco-green ® ecologically-friendly green chemicals using unmatched technologies and patented, proprietary chemistry. our green chemicals plant includes over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space....
Hollman Athletic Floors
... have invested millions of dollars in a new uv finish line. this new state-of-the-art equipment will reduce the amount of toxic chemicals released in the air and delivers hollman’s products as a 100% green. in addition we have the patent process ability to produce doors and products with a formaldehyde-free finish that not only consistently creates a durable finish but creates a more even coat! ...
Torlys Smart Floors
...torlys, founded in 1988, is a flooring company specializing in beautiful easy to maintain, smart an d green flooring. torlys cork, hardwood, laminate, linoleum and leather flooring is available through a worldwide network of specialized dealers. torlys is headquartered in an 86,000-square-foot facility in toronto, canada. torlys also has a 30,000-square-foot warehouse, office and show...
NovaCore™
...rigid, which means you can install novacore almost anywhere. novacore™ comes with a lifetime limited residential wear warranty and a 10-year light commercial warranty. all planks are floorscore® and greenguard gold certified, have a durable wear layer coating for extra protection and have matching trims available. choose from either regular size or x-large planks. you'll find novacore™ in the nov...
Sunbrella
...w available for all of your decorating needs – outdoors and in. from earning the skin cancer foundation's seal of recommendation for its ability to filter out the sun's harmful rays* to receiving green guard children and schools certification for its contribution to healthy indoor air quality as a very low emitting interior product, sunbrella continues to receive accolades from designers...
Berkshire Flooring
...dloom installation, carpet tiles save on average 15 to 20% on waste.  that may not seem like much, but in a 2,000 square foot home, that can equate to thousands of dollars in savings! simply green carpet tiles are easy to install.  no tack strip, no glue, no kicking and stretching.  simply remove the tile from the box and place it on your floor. additionally, with berkshire’s simpl...
Paris Texas Hardware
... paris texas hardware was founded in 1992 by kerri green, pth president and creative director, and has consistently provided unique, high-end decorative drapery hardware collections to the window coverings industry.  pth was born in response to a growing need for stylish and updated decorative drapery hardware.  with a dedication to exceptional design and superior service, pari...
Robina Hardwood Floors
...60% time and allows the do-it-yourselfer to enhance her home without frustration while saving a significant amount of money.  our products are also environmentally friendly. please see our “think green” section for more information.   the employees and management of robina floors are looking forward to serving our customers now and in the future. we listen to you to make sure that we ha...
Koch & Co.
...onnel manufacturing cabinets, custom wood doors, and the formanek exterior door, maintaining the tradition and craftsmanship of the koch family. koch & co. is also proud to be a pioneer in the “green” movement with the introduction of koch green doors and koch green cabinets. koch cabinets has over 140 dealers servicing 18 states. due to the quality, service, and cost of the product ...
Plyboo® Bamboo Flooring
...plyboo bamboo flooring and plywood products offer endless possibilities for architects and interior designers, whether the focus is on green building or cutting-edge design. ...
Green Choice Flooring
...green choice flooring international is fully committed to advancing sustainable architecture and design.   our mission is to supply our customers with competitively-priced, eco-friendly flooring products that are also beautiful and durable.   every aspect of manufacturing our flooring products is committed to responsible environmental practices.   our commitment goes bey...
DuroDesign Cork Flooring
...cork is the ultimate green flooring material cork is a completely renewable resource harvested as bark from living cork trees, never harmed by the harvest. our cork flooring is composed of 100% post-industrial recycled content from wine-stopper production. cork trees store carbon in order to regenerate their bark, and a harvested cork tree absorbs up to five times more than one that isn't. comp...
ARK Floors
...ed by some the world's most prestigious environmental organizations.  a&w group was one of china’s first members of wwf/cftn (china forest & trade network) and in 2006 received its green pass to the international timber and flooring market chain of custody certification.  a&w group chairman carl lu has been a guest speaker at the wwf’s “world forest environment foru...
Armstrong Linoleum Flooring
...linoleum flooring is made from natural materials like linseed oil, recycled wood flour, cork dust and limestone. linoleum is naturally anti-bacterial and biodegradable. if you are looking for a "green" floor for your home, linoleum is one of the best choices! ...
SuperiorBilt® Tools
...for innovations like easymat®, fusion pro®, megalite® and aqua mix®. tile professionals can feel confident with product technology like customlite® and controlled cure™ along with programs like build green® and the emerald system™. our award-winning, national architectural team supports designers and builders with system guides, specification assistance and an array of continuing education opportu...
Green Mountain Soapstone
...green mountain soapstone is a third-generation family owned business, located in the picturesque green mountains of castleton, vermont. we didn’t wake up one morning and say “let’s get into the stone business”. with stone quarries on two continents this is the socinski family heritage—passed down from grandfather, to father, to son. soapstone is only one of the natural stones we have worked with o...
Aurora Hardwood WaterGuard Collection
...roducts, processes and reduce energy consumption troughout all of our day to day operations. at aurora hardwood west we continue to expand our eco footprint strategy and focus on all things green. ...
Pacific Direct Industries
...se, and experience high quality customer service. our flooring not only adds beauty and character to any living space but is also made of the highest quality and receives the official greenguard certification in order to ensure all of our flooring material is environmentally friendly. ...
Wallplanks
...at a competitive price. with decades of combined wood flooring manufacturing experience, wallplanks customers benefit from this by knowing the products are designed for style and stability. we think green- environmentally friendly preserving natural resources and environment is important to wallplanks. the raw materials used for wood wall products are sourced only from managed forests in the un...
BerryAlloc Vinyl Plank Floor
...r residential and commercial projects. at berryalloc, we all share the same passion for quality, innovation and service. all are committed to the same goal of improving the quality of life in a greener, more sustainable world. ...
GreenTouch Laminate Flooring
...greentouchflooring floor is a leading specialty wholesaler offering reliable elegant and full selections of ceramic, stone, wood, and laminate flooring in the market. greentouchflooring sources directly from manufacturers from china, bring the most innovative flooring and customer service to our customers at the most compatible price in the industry. we have 2 different locations 25000sqft...
GreenTouch Luxury Vinyl
...greentouchflooring floor is a leading specialty wholesaler offering reliable elegant and full selections of ceramic, stone, wood, and laminate flooring in the market. greentouchflooring sources directly from manufacturers from china, bring the most innovative flooring and customer service to our customers at the most compatible price in the industry. we have 2 different locations 25000sqft...
GreenTouch Hardwood Flooring
...green touch flooring is a leading specialty wholesaler offering reliable elegant and full selections of ceramic, stone, wood, and laminate flooring in the market. green touch flooring sources directly from manufacturers from china, bring the most innovative flooring and customer service to our customers at the most compatible price in the industry. we have 2 different locations 25000sqft ...
Ferma Luxury Vinyl
..., sound manufacturing processes and thoughtful product development.  our ecologically responsible forest management practices and efficient manufacturing techniques are helping to ensure a greener and healthier world for future generations. ...
Globus Cork
... walls and ceilings. we specialize in vibrant colors, extensive tile sizes. our cork products are made from post-industrial waste cork from wine stoppers and use only water-based materials for a very green building material...
Kaleen Broadloom
...ile industry. the strength of kaleen's skilled artisans allows for many opportunities no matter the size or complexity of the project. kaleen's new and existing manufacturing plants are certified as "green energy," i.e. solar power and recycling water plants. the kaleen brand is more than rugs and broadloom; it is a lifestyle. we put our skills and resources to the best possible use with fashion-...
LICO Swiss Quality Floors
...ing is perfect for a variety of environments from homes to commercial settings. this environmentally-friendly product is certified phthalate free, has passed indoor air quality tests and is certified greenguard and forest stewardship council (fsc). ...
MSI Luxury Vinyl
...ammability, and safety. one wet zone at a time, these h20-friendiy luxury vinyl tiles are redefining the conceptof worry-free floors. top-rated vinyl plank flooring certifications include floorscore, greenguard gold, and usgbc leed. from busy homes to light commercial spaces, the lineup also features an easy-install locking system, a crystalux™ wearlayer, and coordinating trim. next-generation 10...
Atlantis Waterproof Floors
... everyday living, gracefully. atlantis is floorscore certified for low vocs and contains no formaldehyde, phthalates, mercury or recycled content making it a prime choice for anyone looking for "green" flooring supporting a healthy lifestyle. atlantis offers you a flooring selection suitable from your dream home to vacation rentals, from city dwelling to a farmhouse; from beach to desert. ...
Bamboo Flooring
... bamboo flooring uses a relatively small amount compared with other materials, such as particleboards. bamboo flooring products that avoid formaldehyde use are available, including some listed in the greenspec directory. the panels are then heat pressed to cure the adhesive. the cured boards are then planed, sanded, and milled. finally an ultraviolet curing lacquer is applied to the boards. manuf...
Bokhara Rugs
...er sizes that make the most of the intricate pattern. bokhara rugs are not the hardest wearing rugs. bokharas are recommended more for decorative use than high traffic areas. bokharas usually come in greens, reds, whites, and browns. you'll hear these referred to as beshir, turkoman, or samarkand. bokhara artisans would incorporate a weave cotton warp and weft (old turkomans were almost always on...
Cork Plank Flooring
...rown, just like cork bulletin boards or wine stoppers, to the darkest of browns, by burning the cork before it is compressed. some manufacturers offer stains ranging from off-white to earthy reds and greens. cork plank flooring is becoming popular because it can be installed as a floating floor. a floating floor allows installation where previously you didn't want to glue down planks, such as are...
Cork Tile Flooring
...is an excellent choice for a child's room, family room,  kitchen, or bath. it is water resistant and absorbs sound providing superb acoustical properties.  in addition, cork sheet flooring is a “green-building” product that is good for the environment. it is completely natural and environmentally friendly because it is made from the bark of the cork oak tree and is harvested without dam...
Earthen Floor
...il. benefits variety of colors, textures, and materials can be installed over nearly any subflooring integrates well with in-floor radiant heat tubing one of the cheapest flooring methods, green or otherwise. history earthen floors were predominant in most houses until the mid 14th century in europe, and persist to this day in many parts of the world. in medieval times, almost all p...
Exotic Hardwood Flooring
...ed hardwood, you will not only be getting an exceptionally attractive floor that lasts a lifetime but will be helping to preserve the rainforests and providing a livelihood to the indigenous people. green flooring or eco-friendly flooring is a new catchphrase for a new type of flooring product. those who produce green flooring are committed to manufacturing flooring that is harmless, non-toxic, a...
Flagstone
...es of pink and red. quartzite is sandstone that has, over time, been converted into a solid quartz rock. because it is not porous, it has a smoother surface than flagstone. quartzite usually is gray, green or white. slate is a fine-grained rock made from clay. it usually is black, purple, blue, green or a mixture of dark colors. the stone may be irregularly shaped as it was quarried, varying in si...
Kilims
... sometimes mixed with embroidery, and generally cheaper. turkish kilims feature mediterranean colors of gold orange and turquoise. iranian kilims are grounded in burgundy, rust, heavy blues and heavy greens. most kilims are reversible, but rarer kilims have loose ends on the back. kilims are becoming increasingly valuable. ...
Mexican Tile (Saltillo)
...n tile outdoors is not advisable: mildew and moss will become problems. due to the relatively uneven thickness of mexican tile, it should be installed using the thick-set method. if being used in a greenhouse or similar area where drainage is possible, mexican tile may be laid in a bed of sand, which will accommodate any unevenness of the tile. all cracks or joints are then filled in with sand. ...
Persian Rugs
...cular town in which it was weaved. the kirman design, for example, is usually made with a very pale red or blue dye and tends to depict one central image or symbol, whilst the kashan variety is often green or ivory in color with wonderful curved patterns throughout. ...
Sisal Rugs
...plant which is native to central america although now cultivated all over the world. the agave is sometimes referred to as the american aloe or the century plant. the plant has wonderfully long, dark green fibrous leaves, perfect for creating a hard wearing rug for the home. the fibers are stripped from the leaves, then dried and treated before being woven into beautiful designs, from standard fla...
Specialty Floors
...tects equipment and, more importantly, people from the harmful effects of static by either dissipating the charge or conducting it safely away. in a growing number of cities and municipalities, using green building materials, including flooring, is mandated. this may include everything from floor ingredients to floor disposal and/or recycling programs. specialty flooring for the homespecialty flo...
Turkish Rugs
...s, often use calligraphy as a motif. turkish rugs also tend to be more coarsely woven than persian rugs, and are always woven with the ghiordes knot. the colors most frequently used are red and blue; green, their sacred color, is used on prayer rugs. you'll find turkish rugs called koula, ladik, bergoma, milas, or ghiordes. wool is the primary material used to make turkish rugs. many rugs are mad...
Turkoman
...at make the most of the intricate pattern. turkoman rugs are not the hardest wearing rugs. turkoman rugs are recommended more for decorative use than high traffic areas. turkoman rugs usually come in greens, reds, whites, and browns. you'll hear turkoman rugs referred to as beshir rugs, bokhara rugs, or samarkand rugs. the dying methods used are very similar to those employed by other global weave...
Window Treatments
...mix whites and naturals, or solid colors with prints and stripes. warm shades pinks, yellows and reds will add excitement to a quiet room. cool colors -- blue, white or grey are peaceful tones. greens and browns are pleasant earth tones. pick colors that make you feel comfortable and that complement or coordinate with the other colors in the space. curtain length is yet another consi...
Shades 2.0 Collection
...reating a bold aesthetic. also available, there is a 2x2 unpolished solid mosaic or 1x3 semi-polished mosaic in cool or warm blends. complete your installation with 4x24 bullnose or 6x12 cove base. green squared®crossville, inc. has earned green squared® certification from the tile council of north america (tcna) for its entire u.s.-manufactured porcelain product line-up, as well as its manufact...
Barnwood Living
...treams found throughout west virginia. summers mark created this color to evoke the warm tones and subtle texture of summers county’s sandstone falls, one of his favorite places in west virginia. greenbrier mark created this soft parchment color over the refined grain of white oak to evoke the fresh air and open spaces of the west virginia county greenbrier where he calls home. the versatil...
NovaCore™ Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank
...rigid, which means you can install novacore almost anywhere. novacore™ comes with a lifetime limited residential wear warranty and a 10-year light commercial warranty. all planks are floorscore® and greenguard gold certified, have a durable wear layer coating for extra protection and have matching trims available. choose from either regular size or x-large planks. √ limited lifetime reside...
Cali Hardwoods
...ing. they are a durable solution for high traffic areas. the missioncali bamboo’s mission is to make a difference today for a more sustainable future tomorrow, specifically through the promotion of green building materials as beautiful, durable, viable alternatives to traditional products. for example, bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on earth, and it can be continuously re-harvested without ...
Portugal Porcelain Stone Collection
.... also, standard bullnose or cove base, made from the same material as the field tile to ensure coordination, is available. made in the u.s.a. through crossville's ecocycle tile process, portugal is green square certified and contains a minimum of 4 percent pre-consumer recycled content. crossville's porcelain tile epd covers the line, hpd, declare label, and sustainability report—all of which ca...
Americhem Expands Global Reach Through Acquisition of Controlled Polymers in Denmark
... medical device and healthcare applications, including a particular strength in the hearing aid industry. controlled polymers places great importance on sustainability. it strives to produce the greenest compounds in the world through four key areas: responsible sourcing, responsible energy-efficient production, r&d focused on sustainability, and customer workshops to inspire ideas fo...
LATICRETE Launches 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation
...ation mat, a high-performance acoustical underlayment system that muffles impact noises through ceramic tiles, stone and other hard surfacing materials. the 170.5 sound & crack isolation mat is a greenguard certified, 5-millimeter thick rubberized membrane comprised of 88.5% post-consumer recycled materials that helps prevent the transmission of substrate cracks of up to 1/8 inch (3 mill...
IFDA'S Educational Foundation Announces Design Student Scholarship Winners for 2020
...winners share a passion for creating interior environments that are healthy, sustainable and enhance the quality of life. they are as follows: alexander nguyen of university of north carolina, greensboro won the ifda leaders commemorative scholarship for $1,500 open to undergraduate students. nguyen, a first-generation vietnamese american, is committed to quality of life issues in int...
3 Glass Tile Bathroom Design Concepts Inspired By Summer
...get lost in the beauty of a summer getaway right in your bathroom by designing with glass tile. brightly colored glass tile, like shimmering ocean blues, bright yellows, or shades of sea green evoke the feeling of sun-kissed beaches and ocean breezes, and with american olean’s large selection of glass mosaic shapes and styles, you can create your private escape. from tranquil blues, jewel-toned ...
Trend Alert: Japandi Style
..., remain both practical and comfortable. perhaps you have a few treasured pieces of furniture in a variety of woods or have some handmade pieces during travel that you would like to display. adding greenery will bring the natural world into your home while adding patterned throws, rugs and cushions introduces other interesting and cozy textures. a few moments spent in mindfulness or meditation i...
Hallmark Floors Vinyl 101
...r impact on the environment, in others, it doesn’t. however, vinyl products generally have been found to perform favorably in terms of energy efficiency, thermal-insulating value, low contribution to greenhouse gases and product durability, which means using fewer resources. the natural step (tns), a highly regarded international organization that uses a science-based, systems framework to help o...
Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Stone
...depending on the type of flooring, and include: slate – monochromatic gray isn’t the only color of slate. just like in nature, slate comes in a blend of rich colors, including gold, amber and gray-green. travertine – the surface finish is usually matte instead of polished, as if it’s been gently worn by time. earth-toned colors range from ivory and gold to blue, tan and brown. marble – classi...
How To Make Dark Walls Work In Your Home
... wall with a bold, ornamental floor like adura®maxapex vinyl plank trellis, shown here in the color iron, pulls the room together and creates a striking contrast. envelope a living room with leafy green. this room totally goes against any design rules in the past, covering every surface with dark colors. from the doors to the walls and ceilings, rich, sultry hues fill this home living space. th...
SMART Carpet and Flooring Offers Multiple Options for the Home Gym
...oise-reducing properties that help shield the rest of the home from exercise noise. materials that are extremely durable and chemical resistant. easy-to-maintain and clean surfaces. highly rated green-building certifications. rubber flooring in general comes in multiple price points, with recycled rubber usually being the most affordable, while vulcanized or virgin rubber can cost much m...
Be the First to see Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams New Spring 2019 Collection
...d spacious t-seat cushions that wrap the front. new additions to popular favorites bond media console – new finish option our bond collection of media consoles in richly textured faux shagreen is now also available in a chic cream finish, bronze mirrored top and architectural details accented in champagne brass. monterey low media console ulptural, three-dimensional door fron...
6 Top Home Design Trends for 2019
...owners disconnect from the demands of everyday life. with this trend, the focus is on creating harmony between natural and architectural design elements. try mixing sculptural design pieces and greenery with natural wood doors and concrete benches for a calming counterbalance to frenetic, fast-paced living. pretty and calm as female buying-power continues to increase, spaces are bei...
Broome + Greene To Open First Trade Showroom In The Design Center At theMART
... broome + greene announced today the opening of its first trade showroom in the design center at themart, chicago's iconic and world-famous design destination. broome + greene will be opening on the 14th floor in the company of established names like holly hunt, made goods, wired custom lighting and many other industry recognized names. the 1,800 square-foot broome + greene showroom ...
Clever Kitchen Upgrades - Fresh colors and textures for a functional kitchen style
...ular option for homeowners, buying trends are showing a shift in painted cabinetry design from classic white to eye-catching colors. natural colors, burnt orange, shades of gray, blue hues and green tones are likely to be the leaders in painted cabinetry colors in 2019, and all are offered through an option like wellborn's colorinspire program. for those with a visionary and creative...
Home Safe Home
...es draw attention to the window, but they can be distracting if not defined by another style element. color warm colors like reds and oranges can be used to make a room feel cozier, while greens and blues can make a room feel cooler. colors that contrast with your walls can be used to fill the space in a room while other colors can be selected to blend with the walls. the amount of...
Five Show House Trends to Inspire Your Renovation
...signers are going big with the plant concept by incorporating what's called a living wall in this room - a wall that's essentially a floor-to-ceiling panel of things that grow. pairing the lush greenery and soft blooms with statement fixtures - such as the curved shape of kohler's veil trough vessel bathroom sink - will make your space into the perfect place to retreat and take time out ...
One Kings Lane Opens New York City Flagship At 143 Spring Street In Soho
...features and exclusive partners in partnership with iconic british cupboard makers plain english design, the new shop features a bespoke kitchen in one kings lane's new signature color, hudson green. the space includes the spitalfields range of cupboards, handcrafted in suffolk, england, alongside the brand's signature worktable. inspired by the classic english furniture making of the 1...
Tarkett Launches the Scale Study Series Collection from Designer Suzanne Tick
... education facilities. the soft surface collection is an excellent solution to adverse flooring. ethos® with omnicoat technology™ can be installed over a variety of substrate issues, such as green concrete and old adhesives. when ethos with omnicoat technology is installed with tarketttape™, there is no need for ph or mver testing, as long as no moisture staining or free-standing liqu...
5 Easy Ways to Add Colorful Curb Appeal
... it provides a high-quality finish resistant to rust and fading without the need for sanding or priming. after your planter is dry, you can fill it with the vegetation of your choice, such as evergreens, which are hardy enough to last all season long. refresh patio furniture over time, patio furniture loses its luster. if it's still in good shape, you can bring it back to life with a...
Living in Color
... when picking a color for cabinetry, personality and lifestyle are essential considerations. gray and white cabinets are options for the modern active living lifestyle, whereas green and blue tones may work better for a more eclectic existence. whichever way you go, colored cabinetry is more than just a trend: it's a design approach that is here to stay. that's why careful planning is...
Living in Color
... when picking a color for cabinetry, personality and lifestyle are essential considerations. gray and white cabinets are options for the modern active living lifestyle, whereas green and blue tones may work better for a more eclectic existence. whichever way you go, colored cabinetry is more than just a trend: it's a design approach that is here to stay. that's why careful plannin...
Get Ready for Guests - Tips to prepare your home for summer entertaining
...g, you may uncover open wall space or find an overlooked corner that is now visible. change newfound free space into a family gallery wall. paint it with a deep accent color like valspar favorite green and create texture by adding open shelving to display important family mementos or experiences.  switch up your motif. you may wish to update the decor of an entire room, but si...
Scratching the surface of lvt - let's find out what's underneath
...complex interdependencies between ingredients, industrial processes, human factors, and a whole bunch of other elements into simple platitudes. these can often miss the forest for the trees (to use a green-sounding phrase!). if you take nothing else from this blog post (entertainment value aside, naturally), we’d encourage a focus on this last section: a broader point about sustainability peopl...
4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh
...e unexpected replace traditional décor with curated accents to elevate the space and delight the eye. incorporate a plush patterned rug or paint cabinets with an on-trend hue of blue, gray and green, such as behr's color of the year titled, "in the moment." most importantly, remember to let your personality shine by adding items that have special meaning. whether it's a set of vintage b...
The time is now to incorporate Scandinavian style into decor
..., higher quality pieces collected over time. melding indoors and out scandinavian style incorporates materials that meld indoors with outdoors - natural woods, slat walls, leather accents and greenery. "cottage culture" architecture style draws on these influences and makes interiors feel like cozy cabins in the woods. functional furniture: storage and good looks another key aspe...
Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring
...arrangement may inspire to you add and embellish with some simple new accessories or accent pieces for a room that only looks brand new. get earth smart with all of the new growth and hues of green that abound during spring, it's natural to be more mindful of the environment. earth-friendly upgrades like switching out inefficient lighting or installing low-flow toilets and shower hea...
Transform Your Bathroom into the Ultimate Paradise
...rrors. adding mirrors is a simple way to bounce additional light around the room, and the gold can add a warm hue, so they're both functional and aesthetically pleasing. 3. bathrooms can have greenery in them, too. plants such as philodendrons and bromeliads can add an element of airiness and life, and both can be found in super-realistic faux styles if your bathroom is not conducive t...
Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018
...s, to linens and walls, to flooring. think natural-colored solid hardwood and rattan dining chairs. also on trend: breezy, uncomplicated seaside styles that incorporate natural aquatic blue and green shades. "we are seeing an ode to the elements in interior design - walls and flooring that look distressed or weathered, and an ongoing demand for the look of reclaimed wood," says babins...
Escape with 2018's top trending color
...whether you've been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you're an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you. indeed, black is back. but how was this classic shade named the trending color of the year? while many assume the choice is random, trending colors are base...
Chicago's premier carpet cleaning service
...affordable prices that will make your carpets and rugs look fresh and new as if nothing ever happened. we care about your family and pets safety and comfort; therefore for cleaning we only use the green seal products that are biodegradable and 100% non-toxic. at quality first we have a team of experts, skilled and professional  carpet cleaners  who have profound knowledge about how to solve a p...
Upgrades that Boost Your Home's Value and Enjoyment
...to mirrors with embedded tv screens, the options are plentiful. a bathroom outfitted with the latest technology can bring function and a whole new level of style and elegance to your home. go green for the earth and savings. appliances and climate control systems are often the first features homeowners consider when it comes to environmentally friendly upgrades, but windows and win...
7 Steps for a Healthier Home
...material excels at managing moisture while improving indoor air quality through the absorption of formaldehyde, nitrogen oxide and other harmful substances. learn more at havelockwool.com. clean "green." cleaning products can be made with ingredients that are harmful to the environment, as well as your family's health. make sure you know what is in your household cleaners before using them and...
6 must-know kitchen and bathroom design trends
...getic space that does more for your room than if you were to play it safe. perfect pairs. two of the most striking colors to appear in kitchens and bathrooms these days are velvety blues and vivid greens. blues are timeless and can work well by themselves in most situations, but add a small dose of blood orange and you’ve created an infectious vibe to the room. nothing makes as dramatic a state...
How to use color psychology to influence the mood of your home
...dia conversation about colors mentioned with areas of the home. but when asked directly, the majority of participants say more vibrant colors should be used throughout the home, such as blue, red and green. based on this new research and dr. augustin’s insights on color psychology, here are some ideas on choosing colors for painting projects: in the mood for blue: if you’re drawn in by beaut...
Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro
... and remove clutter that has accumulated, including old and out-of-date food from the refrigerator and pantry. because consumables are such an integral part of this space, it's a good idea to use green cleaning products that won't leave harmful residues on your cooking surfaces or distribute contaminants into the air. home office if there's any room that comes close to the clutter of the...
5 green home improvements that can help sell your home for more
... thermostats and appliances in their construction, the survey says. if you're selling your home and hope to compete with new construction - as well as set your house apart from other resales - making green improvements could significantly pay off. "updating your home with green features can attract more buyers and even increase your home's sale price," says geoff lewis, president of re/max, llc...
Add living space to your home with an easy patio makeover
...pace feel fresh and new. with an easy assembly gazebo, you can also keep the space cool and comfortable in the heat of the day. finally, if your patio faces an open or public area, a row of evergreens planted in large colorful pots will transform it into an intimate space with a perfect touch of nature. your summer party room with the right pieces, you can set the scene for any gather...
Big-impact ideas for small patio spaces
...ut of a limited space, think upward instead of outward. hanging plants are a classic option, but vertical wall gardens are a top trend that's sure to be a conversation starter. you'll enjoy plenty of greenery but also open floor space for your furniture, water feature and entertaining to ensure a welcoming area for hosting summer parties. built-ins to get the most out of every inch of your ...
Top 6 home decorating trends
...house style with an added soft elegance. classic shapes, rustic simplicity and natural materials celebrate country-inspired charm, while soft and cozy neutrals evoke a luxurious and chic style. 5. greenery: named the 2017 pantone color of the year, greenery is meant to represent refreshment, revitalization and our connection to nature. it seems to be an instant hit for those looking for a back-...
Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season
...as important as keeping your home organized. hanging a whiteboard calendar in a central location is an efficient way for the whole family to make real-time updates. add flower magnets or use pink and green dry erase markers for a seasonal touch. make the most of your spring cleaning with these tips to start enjoying a more fresh, colorful and organized home. ...
4 design upgrades for a spring refresh
... artist and incorporate a sense of vibrancy into living spaces. jeweled tones are experiencing a resurgence this year, proving there is no better way to energize a space than with a brilliant emerald green or a lively turquoise accent. if the idea of painting a room is too daunting, opt for smaller updates that bring a punch of color. thrift stores are great places to find unique accessories or th...
Thoughtful home design: 4 tips to transform any small space
...homes. deciding to scale down is driven by many reasons — the quest for less maintenance, parents recently becoming empty nesters, an increase in the cost of living or simply looking to live a greener lifestyle. however, having less square footage doesn’t need to mean skimping on style or function. if you are planning on downsizing, here are four tips for thoughtful small space home de...
Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom
...ich are gaining in use with interior designers and homeowners alike, can further the effect of an upscale spa by creating a visually clean, uncluttered effect. rounding out the theme soft, pale greens and aquas have long been associated with spa-like design, but in 2017 bathroom color choices are trending toward grays, off whites, blues and violets, according to the design trends report. sed...
Starting Your Smart Home Transformation
...with the aid of modern technology, it's now possible to convert virtually any ordinary house into a smart home filled with features that make daily tasks more convenient. these technologies allow for greener living, customization of your living space to personal tastes and the peace of mind that you can control key home systems with your smartphone. converting to a smart home may seem like an i...
Stainless Steel is Trending Outdoors
...roduct by developing the bollard, made entirely from stainless steel. the natural sustainability of the material combined with solar led bulb technology results in a highly energy-efficient, highly green product, which is a must-have for today's eco-conscious homeowners.  for many homeowners, stainless steel is a statement and a symbol of quality, but just as important is its ability to cr...
Color Your Kitchen
...popular finish options include smudge-proof stainless steel, chrome, black or white, but if you're really looking to brighten the room, some lines are available in colors such as red, blue, orange or green. although the visual impact is important, remember to keep practical considerations in mind and look for the features - such as side-by-side versus drawered refrigerators, for example - that w...
The evolution of kitchen design: Timeless tips through the decades
...1950s color trend by starting small. if you are not ready to commit to a bold new range or refrigerator, elevate your kitchen color with a toaster oven or hand mixer in a trendy hue like zesty yellow-green, inspired by pantone's 2017 color of the year - greenery. 1960s: the 1960s forever changed the modern kitchen by introducing the kitchen triangle - a model used to determine efficient kitchen...
5 easy DIY projects to tackle this winter
... some colorful pizzazz by painting with krylon(r)colormaster(tm) paint + primer spray paint. no primer is needed, plus it dries in 10 minutes or less so you save time. vivid shades like gloss emerald green and satin burgundy are guaranteed to pop. follow the simple directions below to revamp your own wooden chairs: materials: krylon(r) colormaster(tm) paint +primer protective gloves and eye wea...
Leading Furniture Manufacturer Comfort Research Honored Among National Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies®
...ational and michigan's best and brightest sustainable companies®. awarded by the national association of business resources, the honor recognizes comfort research for its leadership and innovation in green and sustainable practices. "since its inception, comfort research has strived to find a greener, more sustainable way to do business," said chip george, co- founder and ceo of comfort research...
New neutrals dominate the color trends of 2017
... aesthetics. this fun twist on a classic is sure to produce timeless results in the kitchen or living spaces. organic re-imagined create an updated nature-inspired palette in your home with citrus green, weathered bronze, mustard yellow and light, cool-toned blue paired with earthy neutrals like poised taupe. this contemporary organic look is perfectly re-imagined for the modern world with just...
Fans Get First Peek at HGTV Dream Home 2017 Located on St. Simons Island, Georgia
... casual textiles. a selection of modern art elevates the house to a game-changing showstopper. the three bedrooms and four bathrooms take their cue from the property’s mossy vegetation with shades of green, and the neutral browns are a nod to the nearby beaches. complete with a private pool, this approximately 3,200-square-foot abode is a fresh new take on southern style. the official entry perio...
Paint Quality Institute 2017 Interior Color Forecast
... stark primary color, nor is it typically a simple combination of black and white.  what we call "gray" actually refers to a wide range of complex grayish colors that often contain hints of red, green, blue, yellow, or some other hue. "this subtle tinting is what enables various grays to work well with so many complementary and contrasting colors," says zimmer.  "for example, gray pain...
Tackle those air leaks now before heavy snow and cold temperatures hit
...area during a renovation project. hiring an energy inspector to examine your home will give a better sense of the required work and avoid any subsequent costly headaches. if you’re thinking of going green, small changes such as using compact fluorescent light bulbs can contribute to reducing your home’s carbon footprint. fluorescent light bulbs typically have a longer life and use less energy, th...
5 easy ways to 'charge up' your recycling habits
...g drive and invite your community to contribute their battery “hoards.” your neighbors will thank you. take the #berecycled pledge. take the “i will recycle” pledge and commit to incorporating more green activities into your everyday routine. start by selecting a specific item you use frequently and pledge to recycle more of that item in the future. by starting small, there is a greater chance y...
4 nursery design trends you'll love now - and later!
...ional pink and blue: rose quartz is a softer pink with a hint of peach, and serenity is a periwinkle blue with shades of lavender pushing through. other popular pastels are lilac, lemon drop and pale green as seen on babyletto's new bingo 3-drawer changer dresser, which has pops of pale green accents. creative cribs traditional nursery furniture has long included a crib, changing table and a ro...
How to use color psychology when painting your home
...l reef sw6606. “ever since i was little i had a love affair with orange," says wadden. "i painted my daughter’s room coral reef. i love the rich complexity of the color." cool color families blue, green and violet are considered cool colors because the inherent tones of each shade. reminiscent of water and the outdoors, cool colors stimulate feelings of peace and tranquility, and are great opti...
Petri Plumbing & Heating Offers Tips on How to Protect Your Home While Out of Town
...tion, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. petri is also licensed and certified by green plumbers usa, the first in new york city to receive this designation. for more information, please visit www.petriplumbing.com or call 718-748-1254. ...
Secrets to marrying style, eco-sense and luxury in any bathroom
...light sources. the skylight can also provide passive ventilation — all while preserving much-desired privacy. flooring is another area inspiration for your senses doesn’t have to take a back seat to green considerations. from tiles made of recycled materials like reclaimed ceramic, to foot-massaging pebble tiles made of recycled glass, it’s easy to find flooring material that meets your expectati...
5 DIY projects to liven up your office
...gh quality general purpose spray paint such as krylon covermaxx. it’s a paint and primer in one, resulting in premium coverage and superior color in one simple coat! whatever color you choose — red, green or blue — the transformation will astonish you and the bright bold colors are bound to put a spring in your step, even on a stressful work day. go green and fill your space with plants! if you...
4 great ways to create an outdoor living space
...utdoor spaces are re-defining relaxation and entertainment. in addition to seating and dining areas, homeowners are incorporating recreational elements such as ping pong and billiards tables, putting greens, hot tubs and infinity pools. firepits and fireplaces are also popular for adding ambiance, and deliver the added bonus of extending the outdoor living season well into cooler months. whether ...
3 surprising home elements you can automate
...ple, a refrigerator that tracks groceries and lets you know when you’re about to run out of an important item could help you better plan your shopping trips. fewer car trips conserves gas and reduces greenhouse emissions. cooking is another area where automation can relieve some of the energy waste caused by human error. smart ovens and cooktops can sense when to turn themselves off in case you fo...
DIY projects to increase the resale value of your home.
...uts needed for a perfect fit. front yard. backyards are great but when you're selling your home, the front yard is where buyers make their first impression. go beyond well-trimmed hedges and green lawns by building decorative fixtures such as a bench, flower crates made of reclaimed wood or other such projects that combine craftsmanship and taste. get rid of carpet. carpet is f...
Boston Company Offers Tips on How to Protect Your Home While Out of Town
...e in spending money to heat an empty house. consider a wifi thermostat that will let you control the temperature remotely. don't leave lights on 24/7. that's a sure sign that nobody is home, and a green light for a would-be burglar. use a timer instead to turn lights on and off throughout the day. notify your security company – if you have a security alarm system, notify the monitoring compa...
A Kitchen Designer Tells All - Five tried-and-true tips for rocking your kitchen remodel
...e larger surface areas of your kitchen - including flooring, wall surfaces and countertops - with tried-and-true designs that mimic looks of marble or granite, as well as more modern options in blue, green, black and much more. a little space can add a lot remodeling because you're tight on space? you're not alone. "the top complaints i hear - no room for seating, too little counter area - a...
5 Tips for Tackling a Home Improvement Project
...n you think the project will take. this way you leave some leeway for any unexpected issues that may arise. 2. diy or hire an expert? some projects are simple enough to diy, like swapping out the greenery in the yard. but other projects, like installing solar panels or getting a new water heater, may be outside your wheelhouse and better handled by experts. honestly assess your own level of ex...
How Green Is Your House?An eco-friendly approach to home care
... consumption. adopting an earth-first, energy saving mindset will let you make adjustments around your home so that you can feel good about your family's contributions to protect the environment. green energy improving your home's energy efficiency is not only good for the planet, it's good for your wallet. after all, wasted energy is money lost in monthly utility bills. numerous factors infl...
Earth-Friendly Ways to Welcome Babies, Pets
...r mouths. so around these curious cuties it's a good idea to clean with naturally derived cleaners. tackling the to-dos that come along with these new additions is also a good time to adopt other green habits that will help preserve pretty places for them to explore and enjoy as they grow. the good news is that there are easy and effective sustainability solutions that will allow you to foc...
Lawn Care Tips for Fall
...taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. fertilizing providing nutrients to your lawn before cold weather strikes is good for strengthening roots and increasing the nutrients stored for an earlier spring green. while the top growth of grass stops, grass p...
Safe, Green Ways to Protect Family & Home
...there are many ways to keep pests away from your home, but many homeowners question the safety risks certain products pose on their family and pets. here are some simple ways to successfully keep the pests at bay without compromising your family's safety: keep your yard tidy * always keep trees and shrubs trimmed back away from the house. when branches and leaves hang over, pests have an easy ...
Five Simple Tips to Enhance Your Home’s Personality
...der your home’s exterior and outdoor surroundings as you’re selecting a new hue, but when narrowing down your paint palette, also focus on the tints that best reflect your family’s vibe. a bright green door is both welcoming and fun, while a shiny black finish adds glamour. even a crisp, white hue can be anything but boring, offering a clean backdrop for potted plants and accessories that chan...
Colorful Springtime Crafts - Easy projects add color to the home
...ake crafts that bring inspiration and creativity to the home. natural appeal let the wild charm of the outside world inside your home this season. the use of moss brings a full spectrum of gentle greens to your door or wall with this moss letter, a simple project from the crafting experts at jo-ann fabric and craft stores. with the use of just a few materials, you can showcase your love for mo...
A Sparkling, Spotless Home-Spring cleaning solutions to make your house shine
...derneath them. for more information, visit www.hoover.com. spring cleaning made easy busy parents know that everyday messes and tough stains can happen anywhere. krud kutter offers a full line of green cleaning products that are tough on krud, but safe for the user and environment. try the original krud kutter formula, which easily removes tough soils quickly and effectively from a variety of ...
Bringing the Outside Indoors/Making Patio Space an Extension of the Home
...for a simpler fit into an existing door opening. choose natural colors pick chairs, sofas, coffee tables and buffet pieces that are white or ivory. these light colors will make the outdoor tints of greens, blues and browns pop. for the woodsy look, choose faux bois upholstery, a textile pattern that mimics the grain of wood. spruce up the view add trees or other lush landscapes to serve as you...
Shedding Light on Replacement Windows
... old windows with energy star qualified windows can lower household energy bills by 7 to 15 percent, according to the u.s. environmental protection agency (epa). lower energy consumption also reduces greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and shrinks a house's carbon footprint. with thousands of energy star qualified windows and doors, jeld-wen can help improve the comfort and energy efficienc...
Tips to Capture Mood, Splendor of the Season with Lighting
...es at different levels, to create a flattering ambiance. the effect of layered lighting in the living room highlights architectural details, like the festively decorated fireplace and mantel with evergreens and holly berries. ambient lighting from recessed fixtures with dimming control in the kitchen allows flexibility to adjust as needed for cooking and baking during the day to entertaining guest...
Holiday Scents Take You Back
...entertaining preparations that will make your home perfect for an inviting gathering: * evoke the senses through scent from the sweet fragrance of rich vanilla or the blend of winter berries and greenery, walking into a room with a seasonal scent instantly sets the mood, whether it's comfort and relaxation from warm vanilla or invigoration from wintry greens. a lit candle on a side table is a...
Colorful Autumn Additions
... other fall decorating ideas and projects, visit www.joann.com. add new color trends according to color experts, fall 2013 will be a season filled with vibrant purples, bright blues and dazzling greens. these colors blend perfectly with the autumn décor you already own. watch as plum hues pop when paired with the traditional fall foliage of burnt orange, copper, gold and brown. create your ow...
Create Your Dream Green Kitchen
...energy and money. blocked wood countertops with their rugged durability and timeless style, butcher block countertops are making a huge comeback. though typically made from cherry, walnut and oak, greener options, such as high pressure laminate designs made by wilsonart, can contribute to us green building council leed accreditation as an eco-friendly material to use in your home. for more info...
Liven Up Your Home with Color
...in colors such as the new pebble grey paint from kraftmaid cabinetry. take it a step further by choosing glass doors and using a contrasting color on the inside like a sunny, warm yellow or bold teal green for the interior back panel. cabinetry colors can add whimsy and personality to any kitchen. it can feel as though your home has been completely made over by adding just a few thoughtful touc...
Green Ways to Beautify Your Home
...s to improving your home, it's easier than ever to make eco-friendly choices that save you money, are better for the environment and make your home more beautiful. here are a few easy ways you can go green all over the house. light it up - as you make the switch from incandescent bulbs, it's important to look for a bulb that will not only conserve energy and save money, but that gives you the k...
Your bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
...inter months, and changing your air filters at least once in three months. furniture and decor: "don't use reds, it makes you awake and some say aggressive. neutral colors, along with blues and greens, evoke calming feelings that we get when we are surrounded by nature," held says. place a neutral area rug for noise reduction and decoration. if you live in a busy area, brown recommends a ...
Green home improvements that can make a real difference in home value
... to someone else may be totally different. if you want to boost the value of your home for yourself and in the eyes of others, one of the best ways to do that in today's real estate market is to make green home improvements. going green can mean a lot of things, and it's easy to start with small changes like switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs and unplugging appliances when they're not...
Color tips from the pros: How to bring bold hues into the kitchen and bath
...with four bright and bold colors created in a partnership with color evangelist and design guru jonathan adler. the special edition hues, kohler colors featuring jonathan adler, include palermo blue, greenwich green, piccadilly yellow and annapolis navy - each available exclusively on three kitchen sinks and three bathroom sinks. the color offering doesn't stop at four - there are 28 in kohler's e...
Nick-of-time tips to make your home holiday ready
...ng seasonal flower -- paired with pinecones on a foyer table to create a look that combines two popular seasonal standbys. roomier entryways can benefit from a decorative urn filled with a variety of greens. heap allen + roth ornaments on top to create a 'holiday topiary.' 2. kitchens the kitchen is the hub of the home, especially during the holidays. giving this room a refresh can be quick ...
Clean Closets Make a Happy Home
...ricans throw away an average of 68 pounds of clothing each year - donatestuff.com helps keep over 470,000 pounds of clothing out of landfills every week. you can learn more at www.donatestuff.com. green up your storage. when it's time to put things back into place, instead of buying new containers to hold things, look around the house for boxes and containers you already heave. baskets, crates ...
Are Your Fall Lawn and Garden Priorities in Order?
...enias bloom. in fact, experts say there are five steps every yard or garden enthusiast should take in the fall - but many don't. here is an inside look at these important tips from the experts at greenview to help you prepare your yard and garden this fall: 1. fertilize in the fall - while many homeowners are tuned in to fertilizing their lawns in the spring, late summer through mid fall is...
Painting Kids' Rooms: Tips and Tricks to Get it Right
...early morning sun * sweet baby boy * sweet baby girl * walnut bark * mint shake * rich navy top 10 growing up colors * true turquoise * blue marina * rich navy * sunbaked orange * spring green * refreshing mimosa * blooming fuchsia * fresh pink lemonade * lilac bouquet * sunbeam try them out - once you've narrowed down your color choices, try out your top picks to see how they...
Top trends to make your windows look hot this summer
...ind a plethora of colors, patterns and even textures. websites like blinds.com stock a huge inventory of options, from roman shades in passionate purple and energy-efficient cellular shades in celery green, to roller shades in sprightly floral patterns. brands like laura ashley, bali and graber literally offer dozens of color, pattern and style combinations, making it possible to find a window sha...
Creating the perfect master suite retreat
... the feel of sand between your toes can bring anyone a lasting sense of tranquility. those same feelings can be incorporated into a master suite by selecting contemporary and cool hues in blues, pale greens and whites, with touches of sandy brown and gold. for this laid-back theme, use an upholstered headboard in a soft blue pattern to highlight the focal point of the room - the bed. you can e...
Going Green: Laminate Flooring Is the Homeowner's Eco-Friendly Choice
...washington, june 4, 2012 -- /prnewswire-ireach/ -- going green and being frugal go hand in hand if you choose your home's flooring wisely. both environmentally friendly and a good value, a laminate floor can transform a room without felling a tree, mining a quarry or depleting your wallet. among homeowners in the know, laminate flooring has long been known as an affordable solution. now, with t...
Time-Saving Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms
...it's no surprise that mothers make compromises every day. a recent survey of 1,000 american moms by green works naturally derived cleaners revealed that 57 percent admit to turning down bedroom time with their mate to clean the house. this number soars to 74 percent for new moms. in addition, the survey found that moms don't get to take breaks for special occasions. in fact, half of all moms re...
Curb Appeal from the Ground Up
...you can do is boost your home's curb appeal. in fact, the national association of realtors says that curb appeal sells 49 percent of all homes. to help you build curb appeal from the ground up, trugreen and jason cameron, licensed contractor and tv host, have teamed up to give you some simple, doable tips to improve your lawn and landscape. water right improper watering can be a big drain o...
Curb Appeal from the Ground Up
...you can do is boost your home's curb appeal. in fact, the national association of realtors says that curb appeal sells 49 percent of all homes. to help you build curb appeal from the ground up, trugreen and jason cameron, licensed contractor and tv host, have teamed up to give you some simple, doable tips to improve your lawn and landscape. water right improper watering can be a big drain o...
What's Your Style? Fresh decorating ideas for your home.
...el connected to nature? display elements from nature to add earthy touches to a room. look for beautiful rocks and geodes. use natural fabrics, wood-wicked candles, and display sprigs of lavender and green leaves in ceramic vases or mason jars. scent: lavender & juniper berry. wish you could visit the mediterranean? freshen up sofas and chairs with crisp cotton slipcovers, and white, flowing sh...
Spring into 2012 with the hottest colors for your home
...e colors are as mysterious as the shaded canopy of the woods that inspired them. suffused with energy, they speak to growth, regeneration and life. this natural palette includes raw garnet, symbiotic green and indigenous teal. fundamental. we've walked far away from the beige computer housings of the 1970s, only to find the hues from this budding technological era coming back full force. retro...
Interior design trends: Easy seasonal changes refresh and revive your home
...ng you address. paint is an easy and affordable way to dramatically change a living space. spring's hot color palette includes rich hues of blue and turquoise, vibrant pink and orange tones, and soft greens and neutrals. visit your local lowe's for inspiration from the paint color studio that allows do-it-yourselfers to identify the "hot" paint colors of the season and even pick up samples of each...
Selling or staying put, 'daylighting' improvements pay off for homeowners
...on on window and skylight energy efficiency, visit energystar.gov, and for independent agency information, visit nfrc.org or efficientwindows.org. for remodeling information visit nahb.org/remodel or greenhomeguide.org. ...
Household Budgeting: To Save or to Spend?
...e you money down the line. avoid costly dental expenses by purchasing a quality electric toothbrush, brushing and flossing two or more times daily, and keeping those dental cleaning appointments. * green appliances - when upgrading kitchen or other household appliances, spending more up front can mean big savings later. "the average household spends $1,400 a year on energy bills. by purchasing e...
The Clean You Need, at a Fraction of the Cost
...or savings. use, wash, repeat laundry rooms are often dubbed mud rooms. when cleaning these floors and surfaces, use reusable products like cloth towels whenever possible. in addition to being a green option, you'll save money by not going through rolls and rolls of pricey paper towels. turn to homemade solutions forego costly cleaners and reduce cupboard clutter by making your own p...
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West Gets a Face-lift
...isitors tour this historic property in the foothills of the mcdowell mountains to admire the genius of the man who continues to impact interior design, architecture and ideas about sustainability and green living. the frank lloyd wright foundation, which is headquartered at taliesin west, is planning several special events and enhanced tours during 2012, which is the 75th anniversary of taliesin ...
Your Blueprint for a Greener Home
...he shelton group found that 64 percent of respondents were interested in owning or renting an energy-efficient home. if you want to make some energy-saving upgrades, here are things you can do to get greener while saving some green. locate and seal air leaks reducing drafts in a home can cut energy use from 5 to 30 percent each year, and it makes the home more comfortable year round. check to...
A Down-to-Earth Guide to Home Heating and Cooling
...growing number of homeowners are finding savings in their own back yards by utilizing the earth’s natural energy to heat and cool their homes. it’s called geothermal energy — and it can save you some green while you’re going green. geothermal systems — also known as ground source heat pump systems (gshps) or geothermal heat pumps (ghps) have been around for decades but are just now coming to th...
Make Your Home Cleaner and Greener
...finding ways to go green in the home does more than help the planet. it helps your home's environment, as well. according to the u.s. environmental protection agency, levels of indoor air pollution can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. these pollutants - as well as chemicals found in many products today - can irritate allergy and asthma sufferers. "more people than ever are loo...
Top 10 Bathroom Trends
... the day. an easy remedy is adding radiant electric heating to floors. some companies install heating mats controlled by a thermostat under tile, stone, laminate and engineered-wood floors. seeing green: the national kitchen and bath association (nkba) reported that 24 percent of their designers used a green color palette in their clients' kitchens last year. kraftmaid, a leader in the semi-cus...
Make Every Day Earth Day
...th-friendly tips in your daily life to help take good care of your family, home and planet. trade transportation. according to www.epa.gov, leaving your car at home just two days a week can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,600 pounds per year. so, try public transportation if you can. carpool, walk or bike to work - and get the kids in on the act, too. some schools sponsor "wa...
The ABC'S for Keeping the Home Healthier for Children
...organs and respiratory, immune and neurological systems are still developing, children can be more sensitive to harmful substances such as certain chemicals, particles and allergens, according to the greenguard environmental institute. dr. alanna levine, fellow of the american academy of pediatrics (faap), reminds parents that allergy symptoms typically begin during childhood. in fact, the ast...
Freshen Your Look and Home This Spring
...ere this spring. clean, straight lines and bold color accents make a perfect pair. added perk? you don't have to spend a lot to achieve this look - giuliana recently discovered a pair of bold emerald green earrings for just $8! for more information on the glade limited edition spring collection, visit www.glade.com...
Mannington Floors wants Readers to Feel Right ‘At Home’ with New Blog
...ional articles, product spotlights, news, expert posts and other guest submissions, home design ideas, sustainability matters and more. two of the first posts include a piece entitled “the beauty of ‘green’” and a feature on wood trends in home decor. “in creating our first blog, we wanted to engage with consumers on a new level, and be a spontaneous and resourceful place for information,” said...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
... chairs done in old grain sacks, or old carts from factories used for end tables or coffee tables. a spectrum of colors color trends will carry over from 2010 to 2011 with the soothing aqua and green hues that draw their inspiration from the verdigris deposits found on weathered copper statues, predicts design expert, tv host/spokesperson and best-selling author kathy peterson. for outdoor f...
Shaw, HGTV team up for co-branded flooring line - Licensing partnership extends an already strong relationship
... dalton—for the last three years, four if you count 2011, shaw industries and hgtv have had an ever-building partnership as the manufacturer has been the exclusive flooring provider for the hgtv green home giveaway. that relationship took a big leap forward with the announcement of a co-branded, exclusive flooring collection labeled “hgtv-home flooring by shaw.” the licensing partnership in...
Karastan first to receive new wool certification
...erlooked since wool represents only 2% of the market. through the wool: clean air certified program, we’re bringing wool to the forefront where it will be noticed.” in addition to meeting the u.s. green building council (usgbc) leed point requirements, the certification also meets the standards for california section 01350 and collaborative for high performance schools (chps). carpets and rugs ...
Mohawk Industries Turning “Green” Into Green: Ideas You Can Use Today
... what you’re doing. customers and employees respond positively to sustainability when they understand what’s being done. even small steps—like store signage to explain a recycling program or grouping green products together on the showroom floor— pay off. think electronic. sending invoices, estimates and proposals electronically reduces time, paper and other costs. be an expert. sharing sust...
Keep fresh air flowing during dry winter months
...erse the switch on your ceiling fans so they blow upward, toward the ceiling. by doing so, you will reduce cooling drafts and force naturally rising heat back down into the room. * add a touch of green. house plants are a small, but natural source of oxygen, and will liven up any room. * on pleasant or mild winter days, hang bed sheets out on a clothesline to dry, for a crisp and fresh win...
Redoing a kid's room? Favorite cartoon characters make it easy
...lements the bed linens can make the room pop. for example, if your daughter adores her tinker bell bed sheets, look for curtains (a light sheer will be feminine and allow in lots of light) in a light green that matches the character's dress. if your son is a big buzz lightyear fan, consider curtains that have an outer space theme. next, look down. if your home has hardwoods in the bedrooms, an...
Wool: Clean Air Certified Program Launched by Wools of New Zealand
...ringing wool to the forefront where it will be noticed.” wool: clean air certified is an indoor environmental quality (ieq) program managed by wools of new zealand. in addition to meeting the u.s. green building council (usgbc) leed point requirements, the certification also meets the standards for california section 01350 and collaborative for high performance schools chps. carpets and rugs...
USFloors commitment to environmental responsibility backed by actions
...as words such as sustainable and renewable enter the mainstream lexicon, green companies are popping up all over the radar to gain leverage in an increasingly competitive flooring market. while many will tout their green status through catchy marketing phrases and a few sustainable products, flooring companies that are truly committed to environmental responsibility back their words with actions. ...
Armstrong Green: Opportunity for customer service and better sales
...call it what you will—sustainability, environmental responsibility, green—it is a very public issue. still, the open question is: in what ways and to what degree are consumers making purchase decisions based on green factors? and, how does that impact flooring? based on our continuous nationwide conversations with flooring dealers, green is showing up as a niche opportunity. regionally, it can...
How to cut more than $1,500 from your utility bill
...had. "not only can you save more than $1,500 a year with these improvements, you also will be helping protect the environment with each step because you'll be reducing your household energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions." for more information about how to cut energy bills, visit www.lennox.com or www.itpaystolivesmart.com. ...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
... chairs done in old grain sacks, or old carts from factories used for end tables or coffee tables. a spectrum of colors color trends will carry over from 2010 to 2011 with the soothing aqua and green hues that draw their inspiration from the verdigris deposits found on weathered copper statues, predicts design expert, tv host/spokesperson and best-selling author kathy peterson. for outdoor f...
Tips for a Clean House During the Holidays
...ens at bay. the vacuum also includes the pet handi mate attachment that lets you quickly remove pet hair from furniture and more. 3. consider mixing up a quick batch of homemade cleaner for an easy, green alternative to harsh chemical products. mix two tablespoons of mild dishwashing soap and two cups of water in a spray bottle. give it a shake and use anywhere you'd typically use a commercial al...
Affordable Design Solutions to Freshen Up Any Home
... pillows on the sofa and a vase on the mantle with a few chic blooms. coffee table books with jackets in the accent color work great as styling accessories, as well. 2. bring the outdoors inside. greenery is often overlooked in a home but really gives a room life. if a live tree is too much of a commitment, incorporate an artificial tree, plant or arrangement. use a stylish pot and cover it wi...
Falling for Your Yard - What to do now so you'll love your yard later
...ct lawn, trees and shrubs. identify problem areas in need of treatment, pruning or replacement. note patchy areas, where grass has thinned out or is in need of valuable nutrients and appears as light green. also look for weed and pest infestations and overgrown shrubs and trees, especially those with the potential for interfering with roof and power lines. consider a qualified expert, such as trug...
TERAGREN® INTRODUCES NEW PORTFOLIO STRANDBAMBOO FLOATING FLOOR COLLECTION
...ight. “we’re thrilled to offer such beautiful new options in bamboo flooring—along with inspiring ideas about how to use colors within the collection—to homeowners and designers who are committed to green décor.” teragren portfolio strand bamboo floating floor teragren’s portfolio strand bamboo floating floor is available in ten new handcrafted colors, including two authentic hand-scraped v...
Green Your Clean
...re is still plenty of confusion about the best way to do that. with so many products making vague claims, it can be hard to make an informed decision. what works? what's truly natural? this guide to greening your clean will help you make smarter, more natural cleaning choices for your home. the problem many families today are looking for ways to minimize their exposure to harsh chemical fum...
Gaining Value by Gardening
...with environmental awareness taking place," says david wilson, director of marketing for overdevest nurseries and its garden splendor branded plants. garden splendor plants, like the stately blue-green ornamental grass schizachyrium 'carousel,' will continue to help the environment well after the frosts of autumn have killed off the last annuals. garden splendor offers a full line of premium p...
Three Tips for a Greener Garage
...you may be one of the millions of people making eco-friendly changes around your home, but have you thought about going green in the garage? garages store more than just cars. they store paint and cleaning supplies, tools and lawn care equipment - all of which can pose environmental hazards. these tips from the experts at black & decker will help you green your garage. go gas-free this spri...
Getting the "Green Light" at Home
...en it comes to lighting in the home, many still gravitate toward the standard incandescent bulb. however, incandescents are a major culprit for high home energy bills which is why, in an effort to go green in the united states, the federal government enacted the energy independence and security act of 2007 (eisa), which will, in effect, phase out traditional incandescent bulbs in favor of more eff...
Color splashes into 2010 styles
... out of context scale,” according to bains. playful colors such as pink, turquoise and yellow will liven up neutral palettes. particularly in the interior, natural primaries like bright blue, yellow, green and red will lend new life. color will be a factor in the emphasis on what people want this year, rather than traditional space utilization, particularly in public spaces like hotel lobbies. ...
USFloors adds to its solar collection, Will have largest array in Georgia
...ilt on the factory site here and should cover around 14,5000 square feet, all visible from interstate 75, company officials said. “the array is expected to more than cover the energy needs for our green building, with enough left over to power 10 georgia homes,” said piet dossche, president and ceo. “we have more than quadrupled the amount of solar energy we provide to the community.” the sy...
Greener Living - Simple steps toward a more natural home
...whether it's out of concern for the environment or for a desire to live a more natural lifestyle, more people are making green decisions for their homes. in gallup's annual environmental poll (2008), 28 percent of americans said they've made major changes to their lives to protect the environment, while 55 percent said they have made minor changes. the most common changes involve recycling, conser...
Priceless Design
.... for your living spaces, changing couch covers seasonally will keep your décor fresh and make it look like you purchased new furniture. try brown microfiber for fall, white linen for summer and sage green in the spring. bring the outdoors in: take a hint from nature and get inspired by the seasons and the beautiful hues outside. once you've decided on one or two colors, buy pillows, lampshades ...
Building Green / Foundation
... in episode two of the first season of building green, host kevin contreras gets to the bottom of things, i.e., the foundation. follow kevin step-by-step as he discovers green concrete and tours a straw bale mansion in huntsville, alabama. also, find out why kevin decides on a steel frame for his santa barbara green dream home and why even building code officials and insurance companies are start...
Recycled Kitchen Redo-DIY
... recycled paper counters and glass tile backsplash help a kitchen go green. this video is part of rock solid show hosted by dean marsico, derek stearns . show description :they're expert mason.....
How To Make Your Bathroom Eco-Friendly
... we waste more water and use more chemicals in our bathrooms than any other place in the house! here's how to green yours up...
Silestone Intro
...rface that is scratch, stain and scorch resistant, backed by a 15-year limited manufacturer's warranty. silestone offers the unique combination of built-in antimicrobial product protection, nsf and greenguard certifications. the result is a surface that is safe to be used in food preparation areas, and is easier to clean while protecting the quality of your indoor environment. silestone natura...
Florida Tile - Berkshire HDP
...tte designed with the american taste in mind, will take your traditional hardwood and put it in high traffic and wet areas that a natural wood could never hold up to. with up to 40% recycled content, greenguard and porcelain tile certified, the line meets the .06% wet cof and includes and 4x24 bullnose to complete any interior installation. ...
Accent rugs for living room
... rugs for living room accent rugs for living room big rugs for living room contemporary rugs for living room discounted living room rugs colorful rugs for living room hgtv living room rugs green living room rugs grey living room rugs living room rugs 8x10 living room rugs for sale.. overstock rugs modern accent rugs for living room living roo...
Bamboo Flooring Installation Video!
...installing your bamboo floor has never been so easy. with green future strand woven bamboo flooring you can get it installed in no time and with little to no experience. using their unique lockedge system this installation is glue-less and mess free. you can save time and money and know that you have the best, most durable, climate resistant flooring in the world...
Central Oriental Rugs Handmade Acrylic Carpet
...central oriental rugs handmade acrylic carpet materials: silk technology: hand knotted size: 2’x3’ (61x91cm)-14’x20’ (427x610cm) color: blue, yellow, pink, beige, light and green. design: flower, birds, tree of life, horse, medallion, four season, last supper and hunting fit for: bedroom, living room, study room, kitchen, dining area, hallway, gallery, corridor, porch, office etc. ...
Bostik's BEST® | Wood Flooring Urethane Adhesive and Moisture Vapor Control
...erformance adhesive and moisture control membrane. its superior properties provide a tough, flexible, tenacious bond to a variety of surfaces. bostik’s best® high tacking formula exhibits exceptional green grab immediately after troweling, making installation easier and more secure. this adhesive has low voc’s (measured per epa method 24) and does not contain any water. bostik's best® contains bos...
complementary colors
...Colors that lie directly opposite each other on the color wheel and are, therefore, as unlike as they can be. Examples include red and green or blue and orange...
cool colors
...Blue, green and violet, or any color to which blue has been added...
vegetable dyes
...Dyes made from plants and bark. They produce unusual shades of blue, green and other colors. They contain no synthetic chemicals and, due to their natural ingredients, tend to fade faster than chrome dyes...
Oak
...dred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. The genus is native to the northern hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cold latitudes to tropical Asia and the Americas. Oaks have spirally arranged leaves, with a lobed margin in many species; some have serrated leaves or entire leav...
poplar
...urable and seasons well resisting warping once it is dried. Because the trunk has no limbs or branches, except at the very top, the wood has no knots. White to yellowish cast, sometimes with slightly greenish cast and occasionally with dark purplish streaks. It is straight grained and evenly textured. Comparatively uniform texture, light to medium weight, excellent strength, and stability. . It cu...
FloorScore®
... adhesives, and underlayments. Developed by SCS with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), a leading industry trade association of flooring manufacturers and suppliers, it qualifies for many green building schemes including LEED v4, WELL, BREEAM, and CHPS. ...

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