Environmental Home Center

Environmental Home Center

Jonathan B.
Jul 24, 2007

Lucky for all of us, Environmental Home Center in Seattle is one of the few green retailers that has not only a pleasant showroom, which happens to be huge, but also a full-fledged commitment to web and phone orders. Accordingly their website is part catalog and part resource, with carefully thought-out explanations on green products from paint to decking. A few of their more unusual and/or problem-solving products follow after the jump, including our personal impressions...

OSMO Polyx Oil: Oil Finish for Wood Floors and Furniture

It's hard to find a wood finish that looks as good and is as natural as OSMO Polyx Oil... we were a little skeptical of a finish that required you to scrub off the excess, but it's been doing great on the butcher block bar in our kitchen for well over a year.

Cork wallpaper (!)

We love the look of this wallpaper... perfect for a large room (or small area) to keep from visually overwhelming the space. And vinyl free, too!

Gorgeous, durable, indulgent, expensive—did we mention gorgeous?—butcherblock countertops of reclaimed wood.

Tight-grained and full of character -- some of these butcherblocks were made from distillery vats -- this is the kind of material that you just know will be enjoyed by someone hundreds of years in the future.

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