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009. approachable architect podcast – sustainable flooring choices with robert rickun, carpet design

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episode 009. sustainable flooring choices with robert rickun, carpet design

  • in this podcast i welcome some new facebook friends and read comments from the previous episode. i also interview sustainable flooring expert, robert rickun of carpet design in west hollywood, california. we discuss why wool is the best choice for environmentally friendly carpeting, the luxurious feeling of alpaca rugs, and the petroleum based nylon carpets and why you should avoid them. we also discuss sustainable choices for hardwood floors and discuss the different types available, finished on site, pre-finished, and pre-engineered and the pros and cons of each type and discuss those liquidator type stores as all flooring is certainly not created equal. we also discuss how to choose FSC (forest stewardship council) hardwood flooring. most importantly, we talk about the priority that should be given to indoor air quality and how to make smarter material choices for your home. you can find more information about robert rickun and carpet design at www.naturalfloorcovering.com.

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES: i specialize in providing architectural design services for environmentally friendly, healthy, high performance, and energy efficient homes including major remodels, second story additions, and new construction. please contact me at the studio at 310.391.9191 or david@residearchitecture.com if you would like to discuss your project.

 

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