Since 1970, Paul White Company has seen many interior design trends come and go, but sustainability is far from a fad. While green home and building products may not have always been eye-catching, a new wave of sustainable offerings now makes it possible to have eco-friendly, sustainable products at #thecenterofyourhome without any compromise to your style or aesthetic.
Today, we’re shining the green light on a few of our favorite eco-friendly flooring brands and products for your home or business. From alternatives to traditional wood flooring to completely carbon neutral carpet tile, we have what you need to take a positive step toward a more sustainable future.
Eco-Friendly Cork Floors Straight from the Forest
For our residential clients, we have three words for you: Amorim cork flooring.
When it comes to companies committed to sustainability and quality products for the home, Amorim—the world’s largest producer of cork products—tops our list. Amorim’s cork-based flooring solutions are created using a natural and renewable raw material source: harvesting bark directly from the tree without killing or harming it. We carry two Amorim lines in a variety of colors to best suit your needs:
- Real cork veneer with cork and wood composite core
- A “wood” line, which is cork core with a wood print
In addition to being sustainable, each unique cork board is handmade; it dampens noise, insulates against all types of Maine weather and is comfortable underfoot.
Amorim’s motto is “Nothing is wasted; everything is transformed.” It reuses recycled raw materials and an astonishing 60% of all its energy needs are met through cork dust, which is CO2 neutral.
We are proud to support a company that doesn’t let any material go to waste. Amorim cork flooring is style and sustainability in one eco-friendly package.
Fun fact: Cork flooring production is eco-friendly, using 4x less carbon emissions than the production of standard wood flooring.
Carbon Neutral Flooring
For our commercial clients, we understand that reducing your carbon footprint isn’t always a simple process. Let Paul White Company make it easy to take literal steps forward towards your sustainability goals.
We carry Interface brand flooring products that are carbon neutral from production to installation. Whether you decide on Interface’s luxury vinyl tile or one of the products from its sister companies—Flor carpet tile or nora rubber—these products can reflect your company’s style and help improve the health of the planet.
We are excited to be working with a company that’s continually innovating new ways to offset carbon emissions, which Interface believes is the path to reversing global warming. Based on scientific research, the company learned that removing carbon from the atmosphere can stabilize the climate, so it recently created a prototype of a carbon-capturing tile.
While the tile is still in the works, we’ve had the pleasure of installing Interface’s other eco-friendly flooring products in several commercial projects across Maine:
- LL Bean Corporate Offices: Interface Flor carpet tile
- Mercy Fore River Hospital: Interface Flor carpet tile and walk off mat, nora rubber flooring
- Maine Correctional Center: nora rubber flooring
- Condo building at 383 Commercial Street: Interface Flor carpet tile
- Husson College Alfond School of Business: Interface Flor carpet tile
- Yarmouth Elementary School: Interface Flor carpet tile
A Greener Future Path
Step into our showroom to transform where your family—or your employees and customers—step. We have a wide variety of eco-friendly, sustainable flooring options that will elevate your style, whether you’re looking to upgrade a home kitchen or an office building. Our experts are ready to answer any questions over the phone 207-797-4657 or in-person at 50 Allen Avenue, Portland, Maine.