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If you are wondering what an unfinished walnut floor looks like once it has been oiled, have a look at this short clip.

This is an unfinished, rustic, engineered walnut floor being oiled and polished. Have any questions? Call us today 415. 459. 1800 We are happy to answer questions for your upcoming project.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uho2O-Vg5-Y

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According to a new report by The Freedonia Group demand for FSC-certified flooring will triple by 2013, just 4 short years from now. This shows the rapid increase in awareness of green flooring in general and specifically FSC certified flooring.

For those unfamiliar with the FSC organization, here is how they describe themselves from their website:

FSC accredited, independent, “third-party” certification bodies or “certifiers” certify forests. They assess forest management using the FSC principles, criteria, and standards, each certifier uses their own evaluative process. This allows FSC to remain outside of the assessment process, and supports the integrity of the standard, and of the FSC system. Certifiers evaluate both forest management activities (forest certification) and tracking of forest products (chain-of-custody certification). There are 12 FSC-accredited certifiers around the globe.

Forest landowners or managers can contact an accredited FSC certifier if they are interested in becoming certified. Certifiers engage in a contractual relationship with the landowner/manager to assess forest management against the FSC standard approved for the region where the forest is located. The general public is notified about certification assessments before they take place so that the certifiers, helping assure the integrity of the process, can hear a full range of voices. At the close, an assessment summary report is made public, while at the same time keeping the company’s proprietary information confidential. If the forest management operations assessed quality for certification, the landowner can choose to sign a certification contract. This event results in their being “certified” and brings with it the landowner’s commitment to continue to practice forestry in a certifiable fashion.

At Tamalpais, we have been a leader in the recognition of the need and demand for green flooring. We have worked hard to let people know of their options when it comes to hardwood flooring and the environment.

Please check our FSC certified products page and call us up so we can answer all your questions about this fast growing green hardwood flooring option at 415-459-1800 or 866-987-8686.

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