Not that easy going Green..

 Sep 15, 2009 |  Written by Anupa Mueller

We really wanted a new bamboo floor for our Tea Room.  In investigating our options, we learned the pros and cons of all kinds of floors - cork, bamboo, vinyl, laminate, hardwood and the adhesives that go into each as well as their suitability in a restaurant.  For one thing, we mop our floors everyday.  That ruled out several options immediately.  Secondly, we join our tables to accommodate larger groups.  Another few options went by the wayside because of the wear and tear and the damage that would cause.  Finally, spillage and durability.  We are a tearoom, after all, and liquid will spill.  So we may have to abandon our desire to go with a "green" floor right now.  We went through this process a couple of years ago when we discovered the industry was not ready for us with suitable take-out boxes and had to settle for just eco-friendly cups and paper products and here we are again - same situation, different product.  We will continue to pursue green avenues in other areas and we will keep you posted.

The Sierra Club has a nice article on choosing “green” flooring here:

Depending on your specific needs, It would seem that linoleum or really expertly laid, high quality ceramic tile might be the right solution.

Best of luck with it!

Posted by John Wozniak on Sep 16, 2015 02:21 PM

Thank you, John – I think that’s the way we’re going to go.

Posted by anupa on Sep 16, 2015 02:21 PM

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