Orchard Walnut – The Story of a Unique Collection

A Californian Walnut Orchard - blog.ecotimber.com
Do you know the story behind the flooring in your home? What was it before it was made into flooring? Here at EcoTimber we only offer FSC certified sustainable products. And that means that every piece of wood we sell has a story. The Orchard Collection A walnut orchard in California What happens to commercial orchards that have aged and can [...]

3 Reasons to Choose Hardwood Flooring

3 Reasons to Choose Hardwood Flooring - blog.ecotimber.com
When you’re thinking about redoing your floors you have a lot of options to choose from. From bamboo to vinyl there are many different materials available that can be used for flooring. Here are 3 reasons to choose hardwood for your flooring needs. Hardwood is Healthy Carpet is notorious for releasing unhealthy Volatile Organic Compound [...]

Benefits and Characteristics of Bamboo Flooring

The benefits and characteristics of bamboo flooring.
Bamboo has become a very popular building material in recent years. It has been used in homes and businesses all over the world. What are some of the benefits and characteristics of bamboo flooring that make it such a good choice? Characteristics of Bamboo Bamboo is a fast growing grass and is highly renewable.  It reaches its full height in [...]

Benefits of Cork – One of Nature’s Great Resources

Cork Flooring
Cork, used for everything from wine bottle stoppers to bulletin boards, has become very popular among designers. But what makes cork flooring such a good fit for your home or business? Read on to discover some of the many benefits of cork. Renewable Cork comes from the bark of Cork Oak trees. These trees are native to the Mediterranean region [...]

Protecting Our Forests – Earth Day 2014

Protecting Our Forests – Earth Day 2014
The problem of deforestation We use a lot of wood in our society. It’s used to build homes and businesses, turned into flooring, made into furniture, even ground up to make paper. Unfortunately, in order to meet our demand for wood, some companies harvest it in ways that are very harmful to the environment. When forests are decimated by [...]

Unfurled Bamboo – The Newest Bamboo Flooring Trend

Unfurled Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo flooring has undergone a number of changes since it was first introduced in the early 1990s.  The “third coming” in bamboo flooring is now unfurled bamboo, which was introduced around 2011-2012. Unfurled Bamboo This format takes the round stalk of bamboo and runs a single slit up the length of the stalk. The round stalk is then [...]

Bamboo Flooring Trends

Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring
Since bamboo’s initial introduction to the flooring market in the early 1990s, it has continued to evolve into different flooring formats, which has served to increase bamboo’s use and demand, especially in today’s eco-conscious flooring market. Traditional Bamboo The initial introduction of bamboo for use in flooring was in the form o [...]

Grey Weathered White Oak

Grey Weathered White Oak in Caleb's American Kitchen
Eco-Friendly Our 7″ Grey Weathered White Oak Hardwood Flooring is harvested from forests right here in North America.  It is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).  This means that it comes from well-managed forests and “controlled” sources.  You can use it in your home or business and know that it was harvested [...]