Vinyl Flooring Alternatives

Page - May 5, 2005
There are numerous low-cost alternatives to vinyl flooring which offer similar ease of installation and aesthetic qualities. Vinyl flooring, especially when coming in rolls tends to rise at the edges. Alternatives depend on the use of a particular room. They can range from woods, parquet, and ceramic tile to cork, bamboo and natural linoleum. While vinyl is often referred to as linoleum, real linoleum is made out of all natural materials, including linseed oil and flax. Alternative materials to vinyl flooring offer the benefits of increased durability and less environmental emissions as a result of off gassing.

Flooring - Cork

Company Address Phone Fax Contact Comments
Bangor Cork Company P.O. Box 125, Penn Argyl PN 18072 610-863-9041 610-863-6275 Sales N/A
Natural Cork Limited Company 1750 Peachtree Street, Atlanta GA 30309 800-404-2675 404-872-4168 Sales N/A
LA Cork of Canada 119 De Bales Street, Winnepeg MB Canada R2J 2R9 204-663-3280 204-663-3284 Sales All Natural Cork. No Fillers.
The Natural Choice 1365 Rutina Circle, Santa FE NM 87505 800-621-2591 505-438-0199 Sales N/A
Naturlich Flooring/Interiors P.O. Box 1677, Sebastopol, CA 95473 707-824-0914 800-329-9398 Web Site cork flooring, wool carpets, sisal and seagrass floor coverings.

Flooring - Natural Linoleum

Company Address Phone Fax Contact Comments
Bangor Cork Company P.O. Box 125, Penn Argyl PN 18072 610-863-9041 610-863-6275 Sales N/A
Forbo Floor Coverings Incorporated P.O. Box 667, Hazelton PN 18201 800-842-7839 717-450--0277 Sales N/A
Naturlich Flooring/Interiors P.O. Box 1677, Sebastopol, CA 95473 707-824-0914 800-329-9398 Web Site cork flooring, wool carpets, sisal and seagrass floor coverings.

Flooring - Bamboo

Company Address Phone Fax Contact Comments
Bamboo Hardwoods P.O. Box 3456, Vashon WA 68070 306-333-0658 306-333-0659 Sales N/A
Smith and Fong Company 222 1/2 Winfield Street, San Fransisco CA 94110 415-285-4889 415-285-8230 Sales N/A
Plyboo America Incorporated 745 Chestnut Ridge Road, Kirkland NY 13082 315-687-7-88 315-687-5177 Sales N/A

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