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SelectTech unveils improved sustainable flooring

Avon, Ma.—SelecTech, a leader in the manufacture of innovative flooring products from recycled materials, has recently announced an improved, thinner and lighter Place N’ Go interlocking flooring solution.

Catering to residential customers across the nation, SelecTech offers Place N’ Go flooring, a green solution that enables homeowners to easily install new flooring over a variety of problem subfloors, including old basement floor substrates.  Made with a resilient recycled plastic that resists moisture, Place N’ Go flooring tiles are most commonly used in basements, game rooms, family rooms, home offices, kitchens, home gyms and bathrooms.  For homeowners with wet basements, Place N’ Go is an ideal solution as the tiles may be removed, allowed to dry out and replaced once the floor is dry. Continue reading SelectTech unveils improved sustainable flooring

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Regulations help to keep wood viable

by Matthew Spieler

In the world of green, wood, by and large, is considered one of the more environmentally friendly products out there: It’s renewable, can last for generations, can be repurposed into something else and contributes to the overall health of the planet—both in a living and decaying stage.

Despite all its positive environmental attributes, illegal logging here and abroad, mismanaged forests and unfriendly environmental manufacturing processes have force governments and non-government agencies and organizations to put forth numerous regulation and rules surrounding the material—from laws, such as the Lacey Act and California’s CARB to standards like the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGNC) LEED rating system and third-party certifications such as from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)—in order to ensure the product is not only available for generations to come but is safe to bring into home and offices environments. Continue reading Regulations help to keep wood viable

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Manhattan Forest Products brings piece of NY to Chicago

Chicago — LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation, is pleased to announce that Manhattan Forest Products, manufacturers of restored and reproduced premium hardwood flooring, is opening a showroom on the 1st floor of The Merchandise Mart this month. Located in the Design Resource Center , Suite 163, the new space is a primary showcase for the New York-based company’s broad collection of reclaimed and custom wood products.  Continue reading Manhattan Forest Products brings piece of NY to Chicago