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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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Top Hospitality Flooring Options for Hotels

Checking into a hotel is like checking into a home away from home when traveling for either business or pleasure. You expect more comforts as the nightly rate increases. Above all, travelers look for cleanliness. They want to rest assured the bed, bathroom and floors are clean and free of unwanted pests. A visually pleasing décor creates a sense of calm or excitement depending on what type of emotion is desired. Comfort is important, because lasting memories are created and opinions are formed based on how a guest feels.

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What to Consider When Choosing Healthcare Flooring

 

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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.       

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Best Type of Flooring for Gymnasiums and Fitness Centers

Many of us have childhood recollections of a highly lacquered gymnasium floor brightly reflecting the light cast down from on high. Poised at the entryway with one foot in midair ready to step upon the inviting surface, a voice finds you from out of nowhere, saying, “STOP, no street shoes allowed in the gym!”. Recoiling back from committing this infraction; turning and walking away is the only option. Flooring has come a long way since those days; fitness and exercise has changed over the years, and as a result, flooring has had to adapt and evolve to meet those changing needs.  

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Sustainable Flooring and Green Flooring Options: Our Case Study with a Local Retailer

Floors may not attract as much attention as walls, but flooring accounts for a large percentage of surface area in any building.  Floor coverings may account for thousands of square feet of building surface, which means that everyone in a building is influenced by flooring choices.

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