Building Components

This section is devoted to all of those parts of a house that are necessary to make it functional. Most of the products referenced here are either of natural composition, or they in some way might be considered "green".

House Parts

Windows

efficientwindows.org has a guide for selecting proper windows.

doorandwindow.com has quite a bit of information about windows and energy efficiency.

Doors

Roofing

thatching.com provides a wealth of information about, and is a source for, thatching materials.

safarithatch.com sells bamboo, thatch reed panels, grass and reed thatch, etc.

balithatching.com.au an Australian company imports Balinise thatch.

epdmcoatings.com manufactures a "liquid rubber" EPDM paint that has many applications for either roof repair or new roofs.

Flooring

ecotimber certified wood flooring.

Plyboo remanufactured bamboo building materials..

ambientbp.com manufactures bamboo flooring.

greenmountainwoodworks provides ecologically harvested hardwood products.

forbo-flooring.us Marmoleum is made of linseed oil, rosins, and wood flour, calendered onto a natural jute backing. It is a tough yet visually striking floor covering, highly resistant to heavy rolling loads and foot traffic.

flooringalternatives features bamboo and cork flooring products.

woodlandflooring a Canadian company that mills wood flooring from FSC certified or salvaged lumber.

wholeloglumber.com sells a range of recycled wood flooring materials from North Carolina.

pollyproducts.com has recycled plastic lumber.

allaboutpavers.com manufactures recycled granite pavers in Kansas.

bedrockindustries.com Blazestone tile is made entirely from post-industrial and postconsumer glass.

susanjablonmosaics.com makes tiles and mosaics from recycled glass.

Lithistone is a magnesium-based mineral cement compound that is considered an ‘environmentally friendly’ building material due to it’s non-toxic properties and low-embodied energy; products include sinks, counters, arches, etc.

crossvilleinc.com manufactures various products with recycled content.

fireclaytile.com offers a 70% recycled content tile series.

greenleafbrick.com Green Leaf Brick are not reused brick from demolished buildings, but are newly manufactured red brick made from select materials that are rescued from landfills, open pit mining byproducts, incinerator ash from local sewage treatment and plant refuse.

glasstileoasis.com this eco friendly line is comprised entirely of post consumer recycled glass.

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