Updated 01/27/2013 11:43 AM
Your Home: Organic, green bedrooms
Paint. Flooring. Household cleaners. Even cabinetry and countertops. We have learned how a lot of the things in your home can be made greener and more environmentally friendly. In this edition of Your Home we explore a few burgeoning developments in the green industry. First, we start with where you spend a good chunk of your night.
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Karen Totino, Green Conscience Owner said, “We have a great selection of organic beds that are made from organic latex, cotton and wool. The difference is the natural materials but also that they are not treated with any chemicals.”
If you're in the market for a new place to lay your head at night and want to do your small part for the environment, you can invest in green bedding and still get a mattress that is comfortable for you.
It's built with three layers and each layer can be soft, medium or firm so it is fully customizable and it also can be split on each side so each person can customize their bed.
While you may not have thought about using green and organic materials for your bedding, but you may have thought of re-doing your walls in a greener way. Well, here is a new product called clay plaster.
Totino said, “It's a beautiful wall finish. A lot of people are struck by the aesthetic, the texture, but it's actually doing something for you while it is on the wall. It's absorbing moisture, it is constantly interacting with the environment, buffering the humidity. By stabilizing the humidity, we improve our indoor air quality, we're controlling mold and mildew.”
Besides coming in a variety of colors, the clay plaster can also be uninstalled and easily fixed.
“Most other plasters like lime plasters or gypsum plasters are very difficult to repair once you have a crack or is damaged. This is very simple to repair and very easy to clean,” said Totino.
As with any home improvement product, you'll want to do your research to see what the best choice for your home is. For more information about green products, visit www.green-conscience.com, americanclay.com, and www.savvyrest.com.