Warner opts for floating floors whenever he specifies radiant heating. Synergy strand bamboo flooring from Teragren is a favorite of his. The manufacturer fuses bamboo fibers with an environmentally safe adhesive under extreme pressure. The high-density sheets, which the company claims are 154 percent harder than red oak, are then milled into planks measuring 3¾ inches wide by 24, 36, 48, and 72 inches long. Teragren, 800.929.6333; www.teragren.com.
other favorites Building Materials Reuse Association: salvaged building products, www.bmra.org
Sustainable Flooring: engineered floating floors, www.sustainableflooring.com
geoffrey warner, aia
st. paul, minn.