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.
Green.FindAnyFloor.com™ 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
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
For more information, or to register, go to www.surfaces.com.
NAHB National Green Building Conference
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
- Energy raters, home inspectors, utilities staff
- Land planners
- Product manufacturers and suppliers
- Single family and multifamily builders
- Real estate agents
Go to www.nahb.com to register.
New Flooring Estimator Tool has Multiple Advantages
FindAnyFloor.com™ 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 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
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
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
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