24 Sep '11, 3pm

Elements of a Green Bathroom

Elements of a Green Bathroom

1 As an alternative to vinyl flooring consider linoleum, made from wood flour, resins, and linseed oil. It’s available in a variety of colors and can be cut and pieced into any pattern you dream up. In wet areas such as bathrooms, sheet linoleum should be used (not linoleum tiles). 2 For vanities and cabinets, avoid materials like particleboard that contain formaldehyde. Instead, seek out sustainably harvested woods or rapidly renewable materials like bamboo, wheat straw , or sunflower plants bound with resins free of volatile organic compounds. 3 Countertops offer another opportunity to be creative. Look for composite terrazzo products made from recycled glass, which sparkle with color and reflected light. 4 Consider recycled glass, ceramic, or porcelain tiles for the walls. For an updated version of a classic look, consider recycled glass, ceramic, or porcelain tiles for...

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