Because I am always in search of great and healthy ways of Interior Designing I was glad to come across a few products I hadn’t researched yet. I have a full list on my blog in the tab ‘Sustainable Interiors.’ This is the last post of the Book Review I did of Eric Corey Freed and Kevin Daum’s book
The counter top chart was extensive and fantastic!
Healthy Wall Coverings:
Mioculture wallpaper of 100% recycled paper. This company created by two Columbian boys has a neat sit full of lighting furniture and accessories.
Home $ense gives a Homemade Wallpaper Paste Recipe too! There are lots on the Internet, like this one from Tree Hugger.
There are companies such as Design Tex and Len-Tex who have achieved Cradle to Cradle certification, and others such as: Maharam MDC Wall coverings Milliken Mod Green Pod Pallas Dialtones (made of discarded Japanese telephone books) Sinan Natural Wallpaper Adhesive
Below those wall coverings can be fully recycled content drywall too. Gypsum is a coal combustion byproduct. I looked that up and found useful in formation through the University of Kentucky. Resources for Recycled DryWall include : EcoRock from Serious Materials Synthetic GYP from CertainTeed or G-P Gypsum or the recycled content from CleanBoard National Gypsum Company Temple-Inland Forest products or USG Corporation
Other interior products highlighted in the book are ~
Cork and Bamboo: Expanko Habitus Nova Distinctive Floors US Floors Teragren Eco Timber Cali Bamboo Smith & Fong
To protect our Indoor Air Quality Formaldehyde-free fiberboard: Columbia Forest Products Flakeboard Kirei SierraPine
Cabinets built out of formaldehyde free wood: Breathe Easy Cabinetry Neff Kitchens Neil Kelly Cabinets Custom Cabinets from Greenline & Humabuilt
For Carpet, look at Sheeps wool carpet.
Tomorrow I will share how all this knowledge actually applies to a project, when I showcase
7 Sustainable Choices
I made when designing the interior of a recent doctor’s office.