SHAW INDUSTRIES. This company creates Up North, a maple flooring product with graining and mineral streaks and larger knot holes while still having a smooth finish. This product is Greenguard Children & Schools certified and is also made in the United States. This product features ScufResist Platinum, the company’s extremely wear-resistant UV-cured polyurethane finish with aluminum oxide. 800.441.7429. www.shawfloors.com.
HOME LEGEND. This company’s Urban Collection is a classic cork floor with antimicrobial and acoustic properties. Like carpet, it adds cushioning and is an inherent thermal insulator. The company’s products have all received Greenguard Children & Schools certification as well as CARB 2 compliance standards, the highest formaldehyde emissions standard required in the United States. 877.630.1800. www.homelegend.com.
WICANDERS. This company takes a natural raw material extracted cyclically from cork trees without harm and turns it into value-added products while promoting the economic and social sustainability of areas at risk of desertification. Corkcomfort’s floating floor solution hides subfloor imperfections and produces a durable installation. It is suitable for high traffic areas, comes with a 15-year commercial warranty, and is Greenguard Children & Schools certified. 410.553.6062. www.wicanders.com.
FORBO FLOORING SYSTEMS. This company’s Marmoleum is a resilient flooring product constructed of natural, raw, and rapidly renewable materials. It is naturally antimicrobial and a great option for people with allergies or respiratory diseases. The company’s flooring systems are SMaRT certified. 800.842.7839. www.forbo-flooring.us.
JOHNSONITE. This company under the Tarkett umbrella offers Harmonium linoleum flooring, which is made from all-natural materials, 73% of those being rapidly renewable. It is naturally antibacterial, biodegradable, and fire retardant and is both FloorScore certified and C2C-Silver certified. 800.899.8916. www.johnsonite.com.
CROSSVILE. This company has more than 18 tile products that meet the new SCS Green Squared third-party certification and the first of its kind post-consumer Tile Take-Back program. All of its domestically produced products contain up to 40% pre- and post-consumer recycled content. The company also recycles water for reuse in manufacturing and locally sources materials as much as possible within 200 miles of operation. 931.484.2110. www.crossvilleinc.com.
STONE PEAK CERAMICS. This firm recently joined SCS Green Squared to become third-party certified. They are also Greenguard Children & Schools certified. Products are made with 100% natural minerals, including quartz, clay, kaolin, feldspar, silica, and natural coloring agents. Recycled content ranges between 27% and 97% depending on the product selected. No sealants, waxes, epoxies, man-made binders, or artificial coloring agents are used. 312.506.2800. www.stonepeakceramics.com.
AMERICAN CLAY. American Clay is a sustainable alternative to paint, wallpaper, cement, acrylic, and gypsum-based plasters. As an earthen-based plaster, it is 100% natural, nontoxic, mold resistant/moisture controlling, and breathable, releases minimal pollutants, and contains pre-consumer recycled content. 866.404.1634. www.americanclay.com.
MAHARAM. This firm has Alphabet, a classic, PVC-free wall covering that is perfect for kids’ rooms. It was designed by Alexander Girard during his tenure as founding director of the Herman Miller Textile Division and is made of 63% post-consumer recycled cellulose, 22% latex, and 15% cellulose with no added finish and an Osnaburg backing of polyester/cotton. Certifications include Greenguard Children & Schools as well as FSC. 800.645.3943. www.maharam.com.
EXECUTIVE CABINETRY. This firm offers healthy wood cabinetry options that use waterborne finishes and have earned Greenguard Children & Schools certification for the lowest chemical emissions. Executive Cabinetry is a certified member of the KCMA’s Environmental Stewardship Program. Certification is awarded on compliance in air quality, product resource management, environmental stewardship, and community relations. 800.654.6120 www.executivecabinetry.com.
CRYSTAL CABINET WORKS. This company’s products reflect environmental stewardship through both the sustainable use of natural resources and reduction in waste. GreenQuest by Crystal is a frameless cabinet that uses FSC-certified wood, has no added urea-formaldehyde, and contains both recycled and rapidly renewable materials. 800.347.5045. www.crystalcabinets.com.
3FORM. This company’s 100 Percent line is made from 100% post-consumer containers. It is PVC-free, made of 100% high-density polyethylene, and can be reclaimed at end of use. It resists chemicals, is easy to clean, and is Greenguard Indoor Air Quality certified. 3form is also climate registered, ISO certified, SCS certified, and an EPA Green Power Partnership. 801.649.2500. www.3-form.com.
RICHLITE. This firm’s products are all Greenguard Children & Schools certified. Their paper-based countertops, made from environmentally sustainable resources, offer warmth, richness, and durability that perform for kitchens, baths, and offices. Pictured is Richlite’s Grays Harbor paper-composite surface material. 888.383.5533. www.richlite.com.