From carpet to sheet vinyl, to laminate and hand scraped hardwood, flooring retailers are always on the lookout for the “Next Big Thing”. Recent research indicates that the “Next Big Thing” may be the “Next Big Green Thing”.
According to the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s New Sustainability Initiative, the green building market is growing at a rate of 23% per year and green flooring will become the fastest growing segment of the green building market by 2011. According to the American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trend Survey of 500 firms concentrating on residential architecture, “The demand for sustainable materials and solutions continues to rise” and 61% indicated their clients would pay more for renewable flooring.
USFloors to Put New Twist on Surfaces 2009 with Proprietary Strand Woven Natural Bamboo® and Expanded Navarre Oil Finished Line
(Dalton, GA) US Floors will introduce a proprietary Strand Woven Natural Bamboo® product assortment featuring a stranded bamboo infused with strands of cork. This exciting development puts a new twist on popular strand woven bamboo floors. The infusion of cork strands in the weave of bamboo strands adds sound reduction properties not currently attributed to strand woven bamboo floors, making it a must in residential and commercial applications where reduced noise levels are desired. The woven cork strands also add a distinctive look unavailable in other strand woven bamboofloors. This new assortment will feature a versatile array of stains suitable for residential and commercial applications and will be backed by Lifetime Residential Wear and Structure Warranties as well as a 15 Year Heavy Commercial Warranty. These products will be manufactured in USFloors’ new manufacturing facility located in Dalton, GA.