SOURCE: FLOR

June 17, 2008 03:02 ET

Home Décor Gets More Than Tools From Popular Mechanics' Best of Green Design Award Winners

FLOR Carpet Tiles Are the Perfect Complement to These DiY Home Decorating Ideas From Popular Mechanics

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Although you wouldn't normally look in Popular Mechanics for home decorating ideas, the winners of the magazine's 2008 Best of Green Design awards offer several opportunities for DiYers to give their home a new, and sustainable, look. FLOR carpet tiles are the perfect eco-friendly complement to these green home décor products.

The first winner is American Clay Natural Earth Plasters. A non-toxic wall finish that replaces paint and traditional plaster in one application, Natural Earth Plasters are made from natural clays, recycled and reclaimed aggregates and natural pigments. There are currently 35 basic hues available, although more tints are possible. With three textures to choose from: Loma, a fine grain reminiscent of suede; Porcelina, a waxable finish that looks like polished marble; or Maritimo, a deep subtle sheen speckled with crushed shell, Natural Earth Plasters truly bring nature indoors. They're easy to apply and are the perfect home décor DiY project.

Another notable winner in the home décor category is the Audrey line of cabinets from izzydesign. This modular system enables you to create everything from entertainment centers and dining room buffets to kids' room storage and home office units. Available in vibrant colors and several textures, izzydesign products are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified and are perfect for the modern, sustainable, home.

Whether your home décor preferences run to the soft adobe of Natural Earth Plasters or the modern and practical Audrey, your new look can be completed with FLOR carpet tiles. Available in hundreds of colors and a variety of textures, carpet tiles allow you to custom create your own wall-to-wall carpets, area rugs or runners for every room in the house. Many of FLOR's products include natural fibers or recycled materials and meet the Carpet and Rug Institute's (CRI's) Green Label Plus standard for VOC emissions. Beautiful and practical, tiles that need to be cleaned can simply be removed and washed in the sink. And, when you're ready to make a change, FLOR's Return & Recycle program pays for the return of your old carpet tiles to be recycled into new products so they don't end up in a landfill.

Check out Popular Mechanics Best of Green Design awards for their 14 other practical and energy-saving winners and, for more information on creating the perfect home décor with carpet tiles, visit the FLOR website. http://www.flor.com

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