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Abbey Carpet and Floors now carries bamboo and cork floor products - both renewable materials.

Abbey Carpet and Floors
Fairfax, VA
 

Abbey Carpet and Floors
Woodbridge, VA
 

Abbey Carpet and Floors
Waldorf, MD
 

Ace Floor
Rockville, MD

Brothers and Justice
Vienna, VA

Carpet N' Things
Falls Church, Germantown, Laurel, Rockville and Silver Spring

Cochran's Lumber and Millwork
 (offers hardwood for historic restoration and custom projects)
Berryville, VA

Dominion Floors : green products include: Eco-Cork, Hawa Bamboo and Teragren Bamboo
Arlington VA
 

Recycled and sustainable flooring available at:

GreenFloors
Fairfax, VA
 

M&R Floors
Mt Airy, MD

Mid-Atlantic Tile Distributors (wholesale)
Frederick, MD

Old Dominion Tile Company
Chantilly, VA

Porcelanosa Grupo (specializes in ceramic)
Rockville, MD

Triple State Floor Covering of Northern Virginia
Alexandria, VA

Universal Floors: green products include LIVOS brand sealers, recylced wood flooring (such as white oak, red oak, and antique pine)
Washington, DC
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   
 

Community Forklift in Edmonston, MD sometimes has lightly used floor coverings. It's a good way to keep materials like carpet out of landfills and put it to good use.

Similarly, Habitat for Humanity runs ReStore in Alexandria, VA.

 

 

 

 

Bamboo is considered one of the best choices as a sustainable environmental product for hardwood floors. It is available in either a distinctive style where you see the "knots" that occur in bamboo every six inches or so, or a conventional grain look, where the bamboo is cut so you don't see these knots.

You can choose from a variety of colors: ranging from a light "natural" color to a darker "carbonized" finish. Don't worry, once it's dried, bamboo isn't green colored like you think of live bamboo.

"Carbonized" bamboo flooring in amber shade

 

Bamboo grows fast, so it's a good choice versus other woods. To give you an idea, bamboo matures in 3.5 to 7 years, vs. 120 years for oak. It can be cut and will grow back quickly and is considered a "sustainable" product.

 

Bamboo floor manufacturers and online retailers:

Bamboo Flooring International Corp.

Bamtex

iFLOOR.com

TimberGrass

 

Palm is also gaining popularity. Once palm trees stop producing coconuts, they are cut and new ones planted.

Durapalm

A good article about Flooring for the Environment
 

 

 







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