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1 Earth-Friendly Flooring presented by: Matt Ross, Executive Director Eco-$mart Homes and Buildings Program with special thanks to: Lynn Shelton, Natural Cork Stan Boico, Van Dijk Carpet, Inc.

2 Eco-$mart Homes and Buildings Program An EPA ENERGY STAR Ally Created by Nonprofit Florida House Institute for Sustainable Development (FHI). Offers Free Green Materials Consultations Distributes / Installs FHI Approved Systems Provides Energy Efficiency Ratings Connects to Energy Efficient Mortgages Conducts Free Seminars for Public and Trades A Portion of Proceeds Benefit Nonprofit (FHI)

3 Earth-Friendly Flooring Topics Bamboo Flooring Cork Flooring Linoleum / Cork Flooring Wool and Natural Fiber Carpets Recycled Plastic Carpet Recycled Glass Tile

4 Bamboo - A Sustainable Hardwood Flooring

5 Features and Benefits of Bamboo Flooring Five years of bamboo growth equals forty years of hardwood forest growth. More dent and moisture resistant than most wood floors. Solid bamboo can be sanded and finished for a lifetime of use. Eco-$mart bamboo floors are milled and finished in Japan, vs. China.

6 Cork Flooring - 100% Renewable

7 Cork Flooring - Features and Benefits 100% Renewable - never cut down trees Durable, moisture and gas does not permeate. Never needs sanding. Soft under foot for knees, back, falls, dish drop. Lifetime flooring, easy care. Good for indoor air quality. Available as glue down or floating floor.

8 Linoleum / Cork Floating Floors

9 Linoleum / Cork Features and Benefits Made from all natural, renewable materials (linseed oil, cork). Hypoallergenic, anti-static, anti-bacterial. Comfortable for back and knees. Easy to maintain. Natural thermal and acoustic insulator - warm and quiet.

10 Wool and Natural Fiber Carpets

11 Wool and Natural Fiber Carpets - Features and Benefits Manufactured from renewable resources. Maintains warmth and luster for the life of the flooring. Washable with mild soap and water. Unique textures and styles.

12 Recycled Plastic Carpet (PET)

13 Recycled Plastic Carpet - Features and Benefits No virgin fossil fuel raw materials used. Eliminates over 200 million pounds of landfill waste per year More stain resistant than nylon fiber carpets. More wear resistant than nylon fiber carpets. Cost competitive with nylon fiber carpets.

14 Recycled Glass Tile Flooring

15 Recycled Glass Tile Flooring - Features and Benefits Made from 55 to 70 percent recycled auto glass. Available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Reduces landfill waste Excellent slip resistance and durability.

16 What Do I Do Now? 1. Contact Eco-$mart Homes and Buildings Program for a free measurement and quotation at ( local). 2. Tell your friends and neighbors about these Earth- Friendly flooring options.


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