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#1 of 7 Old 03-20-2009, 06:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Please tell me about replacing carpet for wood flooring. Is it really better?
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You sweep weekly. Damp mop once a month or when there are spills. In my mind it is way better than worrying about what grossness is harboring in the carpet fibers.

I paid for half my house to be wood floored and I'm saving money to have the other half done someday.
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What woods and what ways of installing them are more eco friendly? What is the best option for someone who is on a budget?
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Carpeting harbors mold, dust mites as well as being toxic itself. Wood floors are a much healthier choice. I also love cork flooring. Ecotimber is a great name in sustainable, non toxic wood flooring. Look for formaldehyde free glues and no voc finishes.

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I looked into cork but it doesn't mop well. Bamboo is gorgeous, but pricey.
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For lowest environmental impact, try bamboo or reclaimed hardwood.
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