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The flooring industry is just like any other: There's always something happening. Conferences, events, new flooring products and technologies… things that are important to both flooring professionals and consumers.™ is dedicated to serving up all the latest news related to green flooring as well as blogs and articles that will increase your knowledge and give you tips for your own flooring projects. Keep checking back for all the latest in the world of green flooring.


SURFACES 2009 Trade Show

Surfaces 2009 Flooring Industry Trade Show

For 72 hours the SURFACES trade show will take over Fabulous Las Vegas. Exhibits will be open February 3–5, 2009 (the conference will run February 2–5) at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. The grand–daddy of flooring shows will have something for everyone, including the latest products, hands–on training, innovative technology and emerging trends.

For more information, or to register, go to

NAHB National Green Building Conference

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) - Green Building
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The next NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) National Green Building Conference will be held May 8–10, 2009 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. This is one of the major conferences for anyone interested in building green while keeping an eye on the bottom line. And, of course, it's a great opportunity to network. Among those who would benefit from attending:

  • Architects and designers
  • Developers
  • Energy raters, home inspectors, utilities staff
  • Land planners
  • Product manufacturers and suppliers
  • Single family and multifamily builders
  • Remodelers
  • Real estate agents

Go to to register.

New Flooring Estimator Tool has Multiple Advantages's Quick Click Floor Estimator™ recently unveiled its Quick Click Floor Estimator™ tool. Designed with the user in mind, there is no comparable software available to flooring consumers. Using a simple click–and–drag method, site visitors select one of the basic flooring templates then adjust it to the exact shape and dimensions of the room they wish to install flooring in. Quick Click immediately calculates the flooring required for the job, the waste factor, and, if the user has a price in hand, the final cost of materials. Simple to use, and a real time– and money–saver, the estimator tool is free and available to everyone – no sign–up or log–in required. And you'll only find it at™.

New Green Blogs

Lyptus Flooring

Lyptus is a hardwood hybrid of the Eucalyptus Grandis and the Eucalyptus Urophylla. It has an interesting history being initially created to help preserve Brazil's already depleted natural ecosystem. A very eco–friendly characteristic of the Lyptus is that its stump can yield saplings after the first harvest. This not only makes it a green flooring choice but also a popular one. Read full blog

Green Flooring Myths

Have you resisted purchasing green floor products believing that they require additional upkeep and/or are just too expensive? You may be surprised to know that environmentally friendly flooring can be both practical and cost–effective. In fact, some green flooring types made from recycled materials can even be stronger and more durable than the newer alternatives. Read entire blog

New Green Articles

The Many Benefits of Cork Flooring

Cork floors are made with the bark from the cork oak tree. Since they're manufactured with a sustainable and renewable material, cork floors are considered one of the greener floors on the market, next to bamboo, natural rubber and linoleum. Along with their obvious environmental benefits, the surface of cork is also capable of resisting common household allergens and can be made with eco–friendly adhesives. Read full article

Going Green With Brick Flooring

Commonly thought of as outdoor flooring, brick has steadily made its way indoors. Brick is a little deceptive however: What you see isn't really floor blocks of brick making up the floor but rather thin tiles that are glued to the floor with adhesive. The tiles can be formed into an infinite number of patterns and will complement a wide range of decors. More and more people are beginning to see the long–term benefits, not to mention the beauty, of brick. Read entire article