Green Building Episode 8: Sustainable Hardwood Flooring, Cork Flooring and Porcelain Tile

This short film is Episode 8 of Peckham Architecture’s 11-part documentary series on how to construct a green building for energy efficiency and a lower carbon footprint. This episode shares sustainable flooring selections for Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters. In the main living areas, we chose pet-friendly, scratch-proof oak hardwood flooring infused with acrylic resin for lifetime durability. This treated wood flooring is 300 times harder than regular oak flooring, does not absorb moisture, and stands up to high-impact use.

For the Peckham Architecture office area, we selected quieter cork flooring. These rich, textural cork floor tiles are mold and mildew resistant and maintain their integrity when wet. For other areas, we chose porcelain tile made of recycled materials.

Peckham Architecture’s home headquarters is Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified building. This project has also been featured in the Columbia Business Times and Columbia Missourian.

To get ideas or start your own green building project, contact us today. 1-hour consultation with Peckham Architecture includes project meeting notes, cost estimate and fee proposal for $250.

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Green Building Episode 9: Choosing Cabinetry for Low Carbon Footprint and High Indoor Air Quality

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