Tuesday, August 4, 2009

EcoTimber Award Winning Wood Floors

It is always good news when someone in the green movement succeeds; it is particularly good news for us at Green Sacramento when the business in question is one of our suppliers and associates. Lately the flooring company EcoTimber has been recognized by several of the nation’s top authorities on green practices as a premier supplier of environmentally friendly, beautiful and durable floors. In late April, Green Building Pages held their annual Earth Day Awards which recognize the best green building products on the market. EcoTimber ‘Hand-Scraped,’ ‘Exotics’ and ‘Classics’ lines of hardwood flooring received three of the top ten awards. More recently, in early July, the San Francisco Business Journal nominated EcoTimber for a Green Business Award. The journal credits the best green companies in the Bay Area with its Green Business Awards every year. In the end, out of the 200 or more businesses nominated, EcoTimber was one of the two finalists for the category ‘Best Green Product,’ alongside nationally known Method, a green product line marketed by Target. Considering EcoTimber’s relatively small size and humble origins, this is an extraordinary and exciting achievement.

EcoTimber is devoted to forest protection and indoor air quality. They live up to their motto "Healthy Forests. Healthy Homes.” by only working with wood that comes from forests that satisfy the highest standards of sustainable forest management, and by using products that contain no chemicals harmful either to humans or to the environment. Moreover, EcoTimber floors are both long-lasting and extraordinarily beautiful, with rich, natural hues that range from pale bamboo to dark Patagonian Rosewood. Lifetime guarantees can be taken for granted with almost any EcoTimber floor, due to their unusual hardness. Despite these advantages, EcoTimber floors are comparable in price to conventional floors of a similar caliber.

Green Sacramento is proud to be able to work with EcoTimber to help “harness the marketplace to support sustainable forestry and forest conservation worldwide,” beginning right here in our beautiful city of Sacramento.