Green Kitchen Cabinetry Options Roanoke VA
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Green Kitchen Cabinetry Options
There are several options available to home builders and remodelers interested in green cabinetry . And the accessibility of choices is rapidly increasing as green building grows in popularity. As global consciousness of ecological issues expands, so does its effect on personal decisions for home improvement. There is an ecological impact from almost every item in a house, and increasingly more homeowners are aware of this and turning to more eco-friendly alternatives
One of the many areas in which you can go green is kitchen cabinetry. Considering the negative effects of rampant deforestation around the world, many buyers are abandoning traditional hardwood and wood composite materials for rapidly renewable materials and recycled or salvaged products, despite their often higher costs. Although many green products are more durable than traditional choices.
As for rapidly renewable options, bamboo and wheatboard are the two most popular materials. Bamboo is a leader in green cabinetry because of its excellent longevity and aesthetic value. Bamboo, which is actually a grass, has a hardness rating that is 50% greater than most hardwoods. And bamboo forests regenerate in a matter of years rather than decades like trees. In fact, bamboo not only tolerates cutting, it thrives on it, regenerating stronger and thicker than before.
Wheatboard is another fine option for green cabinets. It is made of recycled wheat chaff and no formaldehyde is used in binding. Wheatboar...
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine