I Can’t Believe It’s Not Old. Though it appears to have been pried loose from an old barn, Heritage Timber is newly harvested FSC-certified European white oak that’s been distressed and “weathered” by hand. The T&G planks come in various widths and thicknesses and are suitable for use on floors, walls, or ceilings. They’re sold in five different patinas, all precoated with a hard-wax oil finish. Prices start at $12 per square foot. DuChateau Floors, 888/382-4283, duchateaufloors.com.
Green Bricks. Bricks and pavers from CalStar Products are made using 40 percent post-industrial recycled material (mainly fly ash), with no Portland cement and without kiln-firing, says the maker. The company says its manufacturing process consumes 50 percent to 85 percent less energy than traditional brickmaking and emits 85 percent less CO2....
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