These days, living more eco-friendly is all the buzz especially when it comes to our families. Whether it’s avoiding plastic water bottles in favor of reusable ones, or replacing energy-sapping appliances with energy efficient models, a lot of people are trying to go greener. And, we’re on our way.
According to a Gallup poll, nearly 83 percent of Americans have reduced energy and water usage in their homes; and the National Association of Home Builders has even gone so far as to speculate that almost half of homes built in 2010 were eco-friendly.
It’s easy to understand why creating family-friendly homes matters. Products made with recycled content reduce waste to landfill. Building and decorating products produced with low-VOC materials help improve overall indoor air quality.
Like you, we’re always on the lookout for furnishings that can help us feather our own nests in more family-friendly, yet, stylish ways. Take a look at our latest favorites that prove how easy it is to look good while creating a family-friendly abode:
At the Table
VivaTerra’s Classic Sol dinnerware makes us not only want to set the table but to sit down as a family and enjoy meals together. It’s made of recycled glass and comes in yummy mix and match colors.
VivaTerra scores again with Silky BambooWeave sheets. Made of 100 percent bamboo fiber, these dreamy sheets offer the best of both worlds–they feel silky smooth and are made from a renewable, pesticide-free resource.
If you’re looking for long-lasting impact, picking flooring with green attributes is essential because whatever is installed is likely to be part of your home for many years. Our residential vinyl ‘sheet’ flooring contains recycled content, is printed using ultra-low VOC inks, and is made right here in the USA! Choose something like this striking new pattern called “Cantina” which mimics the look of terra cotta tile
or this realistic slate look called Macedonia.
Both offer natural looks and texture at a fraction of the cost of the real thing.
Our new Restoration Collection of laminate flooring (Black Forest Oak shown here) is a dead-ringer for the real thing, but is actually a laminate floor – made with 74 percent recycled content. It’s manufactured (right here in the USA) and installed without any glues or adhesives, and is the only laminate flooring to hold FloorScore certification which means that it complies to strict indoor air quality standards.