Posts Tagged ‘Linoleum’


Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Selecting Carpet and Resilient Flooring

Interior materials and finishes are a component of buildings where life-cycle impacts may be significantly greater than the impact associated with the initial manufacture and installation of the material.  Floor coverings in particular, which are subject to mechanical wear, may be replaced several times during the life of a building.

By Jim Taggart with Shelley Penner


sab homes 3 | The indoor environment

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Better indoor air starts with choice of materials

By Hugh Perry

As houses have become better built in recent years, with superior envelopes that are tighter against air leaks, indoor air quality has become more of a concern.


life cycle considerations and types

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009


InterfaceFLOR carpet tile is manufactured under its EcoMetrics system that monitors manufacturing waste reduction, renewable energy, carbon emissions, water and energy usage, and the percentage of recycled and bio-based materials in its products.

by Jim Taggart

The ‘take, make and waste’ system upon which most of our industries were founded is the legacy of a time when resources seemed limitless; there were fewer people to consume them, and our material needs were less.

Today our perception has changed and our industries are adjusting to a new reality. Some lead, some follow and some drag their feet - and in this regard the flooring industry is no different from any other. (more…)

Access Floors

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Design flexibility, energy efficiency and healthy environments

by Bill Reynolds


A sustainable approach to building design brings with it demands for flexibility, energy efficiency and healthy work environments. Interior spaces need to respond rapidly and cost effectively to organizational and technological changes. Meanwhile, steadily increasing energy costs require building systems that operate with improved efficiencies while ensuring a healthy, comfortable environment for building occupants. (more…)