When Holidays Meant Waxing Mom’s Hardwood Floors…Ugh!

(The Right Finish Can Save Lots of Headaches!) Waxing Mom’s hardwood floors seemed like an arduous chore when I was ten years old. She must have agreed because she soon carpeted the majority of the house. Several years ago, George and I created a line of antique furniture and decided to use an oil and […]

Flowers Underfoot!

WikimediaThis awe-inspiring creation is called the Carpet of Flowers – each year, thousands gather at the Grand-Place in Brussels to catch a glimpse of an amazing feat of artistry and ingenuity. Production of the carpet, which is comprised of approximately 750,000 flowers, begins one-year in advance with projects and scale models. The actual number of […]

30 Years of Forest Protection

These days we’re all fairly aware of deforestation and the need to protect our trees. We recycle paper, and many people choose reclaimed wood for their homes, for furniture, flooring and more. However it wasn’t always so. Human beings as a race are not very good at using something conservatively unless it is running out. […]

Green Building

Many floor covering products contribute points toward a LEED green building certification. Here are a few of the points you can look up under the standard for more information: MR 4.1 – post-consumer plus ½ pre-consumer for 10% or 20% of cost of project materials receives 1 or 2 points MR 5.1 or 5.2 – […]

Reclaimed Wood, Forever Green

More than 100 years ago, harvested trees were shipped to mills via local rivers. Today, a number of companies have taken on the task of recovering those river logs and turning them into flooring. Goodwin Heart Pine Company is located in Micanopy, Florida, where the company was founded in 1976 and is a pioneer in […]

Goodwin’s Antique Heart Pine in Celebrate Green Remodel

You can see a video of the reclaimed wood pine floors that have been hand distressed by DM Hardwoods for Corey Colwell-Lipson in her green home remodel. Shown in this photo is another winning floor that DM Hardwoods hand distressed, now in Goodwin Heart Pine’s showroom.

Goodwin is active in the sustainable building community and is the Gainesville, FL organizer for Green Halloween, a non-profit that Corey and her Mom, Lynn, created.