Creating a Sustainable Indoor Garden

  Small homes and apartments often don’t have space for a garden. In regions with cold weather, composting is more difficult, the types of plants you can grow is limited, and it’s generally just too unpleasant to garden. The good news is that you can still have a green thumb in a small space or … Read more

Best Eco-Friendly Wood Types for Sustainable Furniture

Designing your home is no easy task. Especially when you’re looking for furniture that’s just as ethical and sustainable as it is elegant and functional. One of the main aspects that make furniture environmentally friendly is the wood that’s used as raw material. While the sustainability of conventional wooden furniture is still questionable, there are … Read more

5 Pet-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas

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Pet ownership has been a steadily increasing trend in American households. In 2018, 60.2 million U.S. households owned dogs – a number that has since grown to nearly 70 million in 2022. It’s estimated that 90.5 million families in the United States own pets. It’s no wonder that more renovations include purpose-built features to enhance … Read more

7 Reasons Why Natural Materials Are All the Rage in 2021

Along with “sustainable,” “organic,” and “eco-friendly,” “natural” is a trending buzzword when it comes to everyday products. From skincare products and cosmetics to medicine, fabrics, and building materials, consumers are making more and more purchases that have a low environmental impact.  But why the sudden interest in these clean, organic materials? They’re growing especially popular … Read more

What Is FloorScore® Certification?

A Standard To Improve Indoor Air Quality: FloorScore® Certification What comes to mind when you think of staying healthy? Seeing your doctor? Eating well? Getting plenty of exercises? Chances are, air quality doesn’t come to mind. However, the quality of the air you breathe can impact your health and that of your family. While you … Read more

Bamboo Flooring: 9 Things Architects, Developers, and Contractors Get Wrong About It

Bamboo Flooring Myths and Misconceptions

It’s time to clear the air about bamboo flooring. As you do your research on bamboo floors, you may come across unfavorable reviews from contractors, installers, and other building professionals.  Bamboo flooring has been around since the 90s and the original bamboo floors were not like today’s strand woven bamboo floors and there is quite … Read more

Best Flooring for Pet Owners – Options for Furry Friends

Best flooring options for dogs and cats

Considering the best flooring for pets can be a complicated process. Many types of flooring contain trace amounts of dangerous chemicals – these may be warranted for human exposure, but our pets are often smaller in stature. You may be leaning towards a certain floor because of its sturdiness and scratch-proof properties. Before you pull … Read more

About Eucalyptus Flooring & 7 Benefits of Eucalyptus Floors

  If you’re an eco-conscious homeowner, you’ll be pleased to know that in addition to our bamboo floors, Ambient offers strand woven eucalyptus flooring. Eucalyptus flooring is sort of like bamboo’s cousin, and it’s become more popular in recent years. There are hundreds of eucalyptus species out there, so you have a variety of colors … Read more

How to Compost Your Kitchen Trash into Rich Gardening Soil

Hand holing Soil created from Home Composting kitchen scraps or vegetables and fruit along with fall leaves and grass clippings. Final product dark brown earth rich with nutrients and worms to spread around the garden.

When deciding what to recycle and what must go to the landfill, you can’t help but start to wonder about the kitchen scraps. If you’ve ever felt weird about dumping out vegetable stems and leftovers, you’re not alone. Our ancestors survived by figuring out how to make the most of every possible resource and why … Read more