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We walk all over it everyday, we weigh it down with heavy furniture and it holds every bit of dust, dirt and debris we lose along the way. It doesn’t get any more important than flooring. Not only is it everywhere we are, but it changes from room to room, trying to keep pace with our traffic patterns and decor.

Technology in green remodeling has revolutionized the concept of flooring. Just a decade ago, carpet was carpet. There were cotton, wool and synthetics, short & long shag, Berber and color choices. Now, however, you can go for stylish carpet tiles, organic carpets and varieties with low and no-VOC content.

Wooden flooring has been around forever and is still popular today. There are ample styles to choose from, like floorboards, click & lock, tongue & groove and others, but now we even use several different species of wood that you wouldn’t have thought to consider, like bamboo, cork and palm.

Tile is another popular choice. You can opt for clay, ceramic, marble, slate and recycled content as well. Concrete has even made its way into the mainstream as an indoor flooring choice, as is terrazzo. And other well-known flooring materials are still available as well, like linoleum and vinyl.

So how do you know which flooring to select, and for which part of the house? What about materials, installation, costs and whether it’s a responsible choice in a world gone green? Check out our meticulously researched flooring library to answer all your questions. And when you’ve found the perfect look & texture for your own home, find a dependable flooring contractor in an area near you.

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