There are several advantages to using reclaimed wood for your floors. It has character (you can see nicks, gouges, worm holes), it’s dense because it is probably from an old growth forest, it gives the wood a second life, and it supports local industry.
The Cork Store is the outlet for Jelinek Cork flooring, furnishings and decorative accessories. Cork is an excellent green product because of its natural qualities of durability, resilience, noise absorption and because it’s made from a renewable resource.
A tour of the Timeless Material Company, an architectural salvage company.
Kevin Royce, owner of Eco Building Resource, has added some new products to his store. Eco Building Resource specializes in green building materials, in particular those that are good for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. He carries a variety of products including water-based stains, low VOC sealants and adhesives, radiant barrier vapour wraps, cork flooring and Logs End salvaged wood flooring.
A brief description of some of the green building materials found at Eco Building Resource in Aurora, ON.