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Trending Green Solutions in Commercial Flooring

It is not always easy or popular to go green in my industry. Sometimes products cost more due to recycled content or projects cost a little more to recycle the material rather than putting that debris into a dumpster and subsequently in a landfill. But isn’t that additional cost worth a better world for our children?

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Eco-friendly Design Trends

As eco-friendly flooring has become increasingly popular for commercial use in 2016, businesses strive not only to be seen as contributors to the environment, but also as top trendsetters. Eco-friendly commercial flooring comes in a variety of different options from bamboo, wood to wool, and cork, to rubber and concrete. All of these surfaces are highly versatile and can be adapted to suit almost any décor, making style options endless! The top trending eco-friendly flooring designs are:

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Eco-Friendly Commercial Flooring Options

Commercial facilities and office complexes can benefit from embracing eco-friendly flooring options. Businesses and consumers alike are becoming more environmentally conscious, and are consequently moving towards purchasing eco-friendly products. So in addition to supporting the environment, facilities can become more marketable and gain a competitive edge.

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Five Commercial Flooring Trends for 2016

Each New Year ushers in a list of what’s hot and what’s not for all industries… and commercial flooring is no different. So what is hot for 2016 in the commercial flooring world? 

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Flooring Tips: How to Recycle Hardwood and Carpet

The most commonly recycled items are paper, cardboard, glass, aluminum and plastic… but what about hardwood flooring and carpeting? When it comes to flooring, recycling is important and cost-effective. While recycling has “feel-good” benefits such as having a positive effect on the environment, it also impacts your bottom-line. Recycling conserves raw materials and precious natural resources.

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Take These 5 Steps to Enhance Energy Management

Managing facility energy expenses is becoming more and more complex as so many different technologies are available to us and thousands of different rate structures are available as well. There are a few steps that facility managers can take to better manage their energy expenses and ensure company success. Read about them here

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4 Ways that Smart Buildings Save Energy

According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), commercial buildings could save up to $60 billion if energy efficiency investments were increased by just 1-4%. Smart efficiency practices applied to only 35% of eligible commercial floor area in buildings with 50,000+ square ft. could save upwards of 50 TWh by 2030, assuming a conservative savings estimate of 20%; saving 22% of its total projected electricity use in 2030.

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Why Choose Sustainable Commercial Flooring Options?

Sustainability means living within the means of the natural systems, without causing harm to others or jeopardizing future needs. It has also come to mean reducing environmental impact and cultivating renewable resources. The earth can no longer provide the abundance of non-renewable resources to meet the ever-growing needs of mankind.       

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Incorporating Modern Hotel Flooring Concepts: Biophilic Design

Suspend your disbelief for a moment. Imagine that hotel flooring is capable of amazing things. Beyond the mundane tasks of being walked upon and supporting people as they stand, flooring is capable of so much more. Modern flooring concepts can transport guests to far off places. It can be opulent and extravagant, making guests feel well-off beyond their wildest dreams. Flooring can impart a sense of calm or calamity.

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Sustainable Flooring Solutions: How Green Flooring Benefits the Healthcare Industry

Sustainability means living within the means of the natural systems, without causing harm to others or jeopardizing future needs. It has also come to mean reducing environmental impact and cultivating renewable resources. The earth can no longer provide the abundance of non-renewable resources to meet the ever-growing needs of mankind.       

Topics: Eco-friendly Green Buildings Healthcare Flooring Sustainable Flooring