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For many of us, awareness of our individual impact on the life of our planet is just coming into focus.

Recent initiatives by local utility companies, local builders and local and national governmental agencies have served to heighten awareness of every human being’s impact on the global environment. “Greening” our homes is a wonderful investment. The impact can be felt immediately within our own families and what’s good for us is good for our planet and future generations.

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Going green, according to the U.S. Green Building Council, means looking at these factors when building or remodeling our homes:

- Energy savings
- Water efficiency
- CO2 emissions reduction
- Improved indoor environmental quality
- Stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Saving energy may mean choosing a natural flooring that requires little energy to produce; buying locally so that transportation energy is minimal; choosing flooring with no or low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions because they can contribute to health problems; or choosing flooring that is made from renewable resources.

Cork

Cork isn’t just for wine bottles, anymore. It’s actually the bark of a tree known as Cork Oak. Once a Cork Oak tree reaches the age of about 25, its bark can be stripped without hurting the tree. It can then be split every nine to 12 years, making cork a renewable resource. Cork Oak is native to the Mediterranean region, where Portugal produces 50% of the world’s supply. And cork trees normally live 250 years or more. Did you know that some cork flooring is actually made from the pre-consumer waste generated in making wine corks?

Green Benefits of Cork:

- Renewable resource
- Recycled and recyclable product
- Tree is not damaged when harvested
- Can be finished using water-based products and installed with low-VOC adhesives

Bamboo

Bamboo is a rapidly renewing resource that matures in three years. Most bamboo flooring available in the North American market is made in China with bamboo harvested from natural and plantation groves. Bamboo certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) meets criteria for environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Several flooring products are available with this option. While transportation from China to the United States is a consideration, most tankers are fairly efficient.

Green Benefits of Bamboo:

- One of the fastest growing plants on earth makes it rapidly renewable
- The whole plant is not harvested, so there is no need to replant
- Requires minimal fertilization or pesticides
- Can be finished using water-based products and installed with low-VOC adhesives

Carpet

Hardwood may be chic, but carpet is just plain comfortable and often cheaper. Think ahead and go with a carpet that’s already made from recycled materials. Browse our selection of beautiful Murrieta carpet.

According to the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), the carpet industry is working hard to minimize carpet’s impact on the environment. The Green Label ensures that customers are purchasing carpet, adhesive and cushion products with the lowest VOC emissions currently possible. In addition, more and more of the five billion pounds of carpet that is replaced annually are being recycled to make new carpet or other products.

Green Benefits of Carpet:

- Greener manufacturing processes and CRI certification
- Can be made from recycled materials
- Can be recycled at the end of its life
- Can be made from natural materials that are renewable: wool, cotton, hemp, sisal, seagrass, bamboo and jute
- New fibers in the marketplace are completely recyclable or made from renewable resources

Stone

In the fall of 2009, the Natural Stone Council completed a three-year study on the environmental impact of using stone. The report included a look at water and energy consumption in quarrying and processing stone, yields from raw materials and reuse and recycling of stone. If you are considering stone flooring in Murrieta, there are certain advantages to using stone.

Green Benefits of Stone:

- Natural material
- Enduring lifecycle
- No VOC emissions
- Easy to maintain
- Recyclable and salvageable

Hardwood

Hardwood is a natural, renewable and recyclable material. Not all hardwoods, however, are automatically environmentally sound choices. To make the decision easier, there are a variety of programs that certify which hardwood products are green. The most common product certification programs are the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). All certify wood from sustainable managed forests.

When shopping for hardwood flooring in Murrieta, look for certification and understand that most of the flooring will be imported. Only 4% of the United States’ own native, old growth forests are still standing.

Green Benefits of Hardwood:

- Managed, sustainable, natural resource
- Renewable
- Recyclable
- Low or no VOC emissions
- Can be finished using water-based products and installed with low-VOC adhesives

Tile

All ceramic tile is made of a host of natural materials — sand, talc, clay and lime, to name a few. However making tile requires a great deal of energy. To improve tile’s green appeal, some new ceramic tile is being made from recycled, post-industrial and post-consumer glass, such as car windshields and glass bottles. Ceramics are heavy and hard to ship. If you are looking for tile in Murrieta, this is one occasion when buying locally really makes a huge difference because it requires so much less transportation energy.

Is it Wood or Tile? At first glance, this flooring looks like hardwood, but it’s actually a porcelain tile that doesn’t require shining or refinishing. If you have an outdoor wooden deck this is a finish you should consider. You know how quickly sunlight, rain and snow can make that fresh timber turn ashy gray. Wood-look tile can be made from 85 percent recycled materials and won’t fade with sun exposure.

Green Benefits of Tile:

- Some contain recycled content
- Recyclable
- Durable and long-lasting
- Low to no VOCs
- Easily maintained

Linoleum

Introduced in the 1850s, linoleum is composed of linseed oil, wood flour or cork dust and resins over canvas. It was resilient and pretty environmentally friendly when it first came to market — and it’s just as green today. All of these materials are abundant and renewable. Linoleum is resilient and durable and can be recycled.

Green Benefits of Linoleum:

- Made from all natural materials
- Materials are renewable and abundant
- Recyclable
- Fully biodegradable
- No VOC emissions
- Can be installed and maintained with 100% solvent free adhesives and cleaners

Flooring products can be classified as 'Green' if they fall into one of the following categories:

- Sustainable (wood flooring)
- Eco-friendly (bamboo area rugs)
- Contains recycled content (rubber flooring)
- Recyclable (vinyl flooring)
- Leaves a small carbon footprint (wool carpeting)
- Has low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) (stone)

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Green Materials at a Glance

Natural Materials

Wool, wood, fast growing bamboo, eucalyptus and cork are considered renewable resources because they can be re-grown and sustainably harvested.

Salvaged or Reusable Materials

Old stone floors can be salvaged and reused in a new setting.

Transportation

Save transportation energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions by choosing products made or grown within 500 miles.

Recycled Materials

Recycled wood flooring is made from salvaged boards from old buildings slated for demolition or trees salvaged from lake bottoms that have been re-milled into a product suitable for your home. Recycled plastics from water and soda bottles can be added to the five billion pounds of carpet that is replaced annually and made into new carpet with all the attributes of virgin carpet.

Installation

VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, industrial solvents, paint thinners and adhesives, among many other things. VOCs are one of the building blocks of smog. They can be toxic to the nervous system and some are cancer causing. It’s important to choose water-based adhesives and finishes over solvent-based ones. Here’s a guide to help you out.

Use, Maintain & Recycle

Choose durable floors that are low-maintenance. Extending the life of your floor means replacing it less often and as a result, creating less waste.

Choose floors that can be cleaned and maintained without the use of harsh chemicals.

Choose floors that don’t have to be refinished or resealed often.

Choose floors that can be recycled, reused or will naturally decompose. (Generally speaking, synthetic flooring will not decompose, but can be recycled.)

Why Pacific Floor Co.?

See why Pacific Floor Co. is your premier vendor of name brand, quality green flooring products in the Murrieta, Temecula and surrounding areas.

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