Green Flooring

Green Flooring


We are Portland’s Green Flooring Specialists. We focus on a huge selection of products that are sustainable and adhere to strict manufacturing procedures.


SMUD Principle

The S.M.U.D principle is an easy way to remember the top four concerns related to sustainable flooring. The “S” stands for the sustainability. Are the resources that make up the product enough to sustain the product’s demand? The “M” stands for how the product is made. Are green manufacturing methods applied to making the product? The “U” stands for how the product is used. Is the use of the product a long term or short term use? How will it affect the environment by the way it is used? The “D” stands for disposal. How are the products disposed of at the end of their life cycle? Are they easily recyclable and are their service providers that offer the service local?

Sustainable

The “S” stands for sustainability. Are the resources that make up the product enough to sustain the product’s demand? Bamboo flooring is a very sustainable product due to the amount of bamboo forests managed throughout the world. This flooring resource is spreading rapidly due to the high demand.

Made

The “M” stands for how the product is made. Are green manufacturing methods applied to making the product? Some manufacturers use many types of toxic chemicals to manufacture and extend the life of their products. There are third party testing agencies that have strict guidelines that must be followed to attain green manufacturing certifications. One example is the CARB certification that originated in California.

Used

The “U” stands for how the product is used. Is the use of the product a long term or short term use? How will it affect the environment by the way it is used? Before finalizing on a flooring product, it is a good idea to consult a flooring expert and determine if you are choosing the best product for your application. Good flooring contractors know performance information specific to your project.

Disposal

The “D” stands for disposal. How are the products disposed of at the end of their life cycle? Are they easily recyclable and are their service providers that offer the service local? Some products are so toxic that they cannot be recycled. Recycling is a growing practice in our local communities and not all materials have local recycling facilities.


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