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INTERVIEW: NuClic Founder David Kim Shares His Green Flooring Tips with Inhabitat

by , 01/14/14

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INHABITAT: Some of us have tried to install flooring ourselves and failed horribly. What are some of the most common mistakes people make and what are your tips?

David: The best advice I can give is to be patient and to make sure to follow the directions provided by the manufacturers. Every floor is different and so, accordingly, every floor will react to each space differently. Take the time to plan it out and visualize the completed space before tackling the project. Oftentimes what I find is that many consumers are a little too ambitious when it comes to Do-It-Yourself projects. Take your time. Pay close attention to measurements. Watch some youTube videos on installations. And if all else fails, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Every flooring product is made up of different materials and so there is no sure-fire way of knowing how it will react without experiencing some early hiccups. I always advise consumers to buy a little extra material too, even if you don’t use it all, it may come in handy – even in the future.

INHABITAT: Where do you source the recycled vinyl to make Nuclic floors?

David: Without having to get into the intricacies of manufacturing the industry’s premier floating vinyl flooring product, we use post-industrial recycled content. This recycled content is generated during the manufacturing process of upstream polyester and plastic products. This can be from virgin fiber producers, tire cord manufacturers, polymerization plants, and many other plastic products. NuClic products help recycle a growing supply of plastics which continues to be a concern for the sustainable community.

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2 Comments

  1. EcoSuperhero January 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Good article. It’s important to know where the building materials you are using come from as well as their afterlife.

  2. James Lyeu December 28, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    The Best Interview This year 2012. David Kim

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