“Green” is more than a color in our kids’ crayon boxes. The word now defines a way of life for anyone aspiring to live in a more eco-friendly way. When green products first hit the scene they were fairly utilitarian as form (decorative looks) took a backseat to function (saving water, saving energy, lowering landfills). Well, that was then and this is now. Designers are jumping on the “green bandwagon” with their best fashion foot forward, and eco products are now as good-looking as they are planet-friendly.
We were recently reminded of how gorgeous green has become when selecting some eco-friendly products for two of the most used, and abused, rooms in the home– the kitchen and bath.
Paloma Pottery gives discarded glass jars and beer bottles new life as kitchen and bath cabinet knobs. Artist Nicole Whitney breaks the foraged glass into very small pieces, then fuses them onto pottery knobs. The glass gives the knobs jewel-like sparkle while Paloma Pottery helps lower landfills.
We love the mini waterfall look that Price Pfister’s Vega faucet delivers as water cascades over its exposed faucet top. Pretty and purposeful, this faucet is EPA WaterSense-certified with a flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute. Vega cuts water consumption by 30 percent and saves the average household about 30,000 gallons of water per year.
Our Napoli resilient flooring is also a smart choice for kitchens and baths. It comes in a ‘sheet’ but looks like tiles – and stands up to pretty much any mess or spill a household can dish out. But it’s not just pretty – it’s purposeful. Our resilient flooring contains post-industrial recycled content, too. And we’re the only flooring manufacturer to use recycled content in residential resilient flooring. We believe in being good citizens, and our resilient flooring is one of the ways we demonstrate that day-in, day-out.