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9 Ways to Green Your Home: Flooring

GBCI: 0920014068

This course is presented in an ARTICLE format.

If you know which of the numerous flooring options available today are environmentally friendly, it will be much easier to choose the most sustainable one. Traditional flooring options include solid hardwood, carpet, tile, and vinyl. In the past, consumers typically had no idea what materials or chemicals were in the products.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
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Published on: August 11, 2017

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Fortunately, there are now many types of eco- friendly flooring to choose from, with both wood and non- wood options. Join us a we explore the many environmentally friendly flooring options.

**These articles are part of our book The ROOTs of a Greener Home. The home owner version (not eligible for any CE credit) can be purchased from Amazon as a gift or for viewing on your favorite device. For more information please visit www.GBRIonline.org/ROOTS.


  1. Analyze the effects flooring has on the environment and your home regarding home value, pros and cons of implementing and savings potential.
  2. Consider various options for implementation including different material options, steps and strategies to successfully implement and tips to expedite the process.
  3. Understand the cost and maintenance requirements associated with implementing each flooring type successfully over the long-term life of your home.
  4. Identify benefits of incorporating laminate flooring into a residential setting and what impact such a decision makes on the environment.
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Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
New York, NY
United States

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