Solera Home Improvement remodeling services are available to you in and around the city of Los Altos
Remodeling – Los Altos – Eco Friendly Products – Flooring
As discussed in a previous article, there are chemical toxins in many building materials we buy and install in our homes.
The “new” smell we sometimes enjoy is what is called “off gassing”, where very small amounts of a chemical become airborne and are detected by our sense of smell.
For flooring, there are a few very eco friendly non toxic choices.
Cork is an excellent flooring product that also contains a natural inhibitor to mold and bugs.
Cork comes from the bark of the cork tree and is harvested without killing the tree.
When installed with a low VOC finish, it is top quality eco-friendly.
With hardwood floors, you must finish them with some form of sealant (varnish or varathane), but the wood itself is definitely all natural.
The key with hardwood is to use a low VOC varathane.
Natural linoleum is made of linseed, cork, tree rosin, limestone, and jute, lasts forty years or more, and is biodegradable.
All flooring has an underlayment.
Choices in low VOC underlayments are; cork, synthetic latex, or recycled fibers.
I hope this information is useful to you in selecting flooring for your remodeling project.
And speaking of your remodeling project, we would very much appreciate an opportunity to be of service…..
….. so please let me tell you a little about us.
When you work with us, you get guys who know customer satisfaction is a low bar to aim for and guys who know customers like you want to be delighted, not satisfied.
You get guys who know the best source of new customers are referrals from you. For that reason, we treat you to the level of service we wish everyone treated us.
The set of services available to you includes (but is not be limited to) lighting and electrical, plumbing, trim molding (baseboard molding and crown molding), cabinetry installation and cabinetry alterations, painting, bathroom remodels, kitchen remodels, window replacement, door repairs and door replacement, removal of acoustic ceiling material, heater repairs, garden and yard fountains and garden and yard decorative lighting, toilet rebuilds and installations, furniture assembly (IKEA and others), sports and exercise equipment assembly, deck installations and repairs, wall mounting of flat panel TV hiding the wires, installation of home theater systems.
Our services are available to you in the following cities; Redwood City, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Saratoga, San Jose, Milpitas, and Alviso.
While working with us, you get a company that knows about green building practices, green remodeling, and green home repair, for the benefit of you, your family, and your home.
We provide you with remodeling and handyman services for you, your family, your home, and even your place of work.