Eco-Friendly VeneerThe gorgeous walnut floor in the HGTV Green Home 2008 foyer is actually wood veneer glued to a recycled wood-fiber core. It comes from managed forests and requires about 50 percent less newly forested wood than traditional hardwood floors.
Quality LastsOne of the basic tenets of eco-friendly living is buying quality. High-quality products last longer than cheap ones, reducing the amount of stuff thrown in landfills. This bedroom's woven-strand bamboo floor is as hard as oak and just as beautiful. A durable, natural-fiber jute rug adds colorful organic style.
Recycled CarpetRecycled carpet in dove gray grounds this space by designer Lori Dennis. The soothing color and subtle stripe prove that you don't have to sacrifice style to achieve eco-friendly design.
Radiant HeatThe master bedroom, designed by David Hertz, opens onto the exterior patio, filling the space with light and air. Recycled timbers comprise the ceiling beams, and solar radiant heated concrete floors make this an eco-friendly, low-maintenance space.
Reused NylonUsed in the HGTV Green Home 2008, recycled nylon carpet from Shaw Floors is eco-friendly with the look and feel of natural fiber. Beneath the carpet, walnut-veneer planking covers a dense inner layer of recycled wood fibers. This product uses up to two-thirds less harvested wood than alternative wood-flooring options and comes from managed forests.
Carpet TilesThis modern living room features a sophisticated area rug that combines striped tiles with solid ones. Design by 10831890 from Rate My Space.