There are the basic needs in life: food, water, clothing and shelter. Our homes — our shelters —  are more than a mere physical structure. They are the places to where we retreat for protection, comfort and to spend time with friends and family. The flooring materials used for and in our homes reflect who we are but these materials can come at a large cost to our environment.

Today, manufacturers, architects, designers, and builders are stepping up to address their role in providing flooring materials and practices that pave the way for environmentally responsible homes.

You have a role, too. Whether you are remodeling or building new, choosing Green flooring materials for your home will benefit your health, comfort, environment, and finances.

In this section, we are going to cover what it really means to be Green, including tips on how you can be more green, and hot new products that make it easy to be green and remain stylish at the same time.