Eco-Friendly Choices in Flooring, Cabinets and Countertops

Green Ideas from R. Tews – Your Eco-Friendly Wisconsin Building Contractors

We’ve all heard the phrase “reuse, reduce, recycle.” It’s more important than ever, and most modern consumers have sought ways to do all three. We buy reusable shopping bags, really consider what we spend money on and recycle everything from plastic to food wrappers.

What you may not know is that eco-friendly builders like R. Tews Construction & Design, your custom home and remodeling experts in Eau Claire, WI, are following these guidelines with many components of your home, like flooring, cabinets and countertops. As one example, we are able to recycle materials that we take out of remodeling projects and pass them on to the “Building Hope” project at the Hope Gospel Mission. In other cases, our customers sell their old cabinets or other items, as we prepare to remodel—turning scrap into cash, and making a very nice addition to someone’s home or cabin!

As for building materials, the considerations are almost too numerous to mention: at R. Tews, we have the option to use renewed and/or natural countertop surfaces, cabinet plywood made with formaldehyde-free glue, natural flooring (real wood or slate, for example), non-toxic paints and much more. “Green” building practices are also implemented whenever possible, like type and placement of insulation, and innovations like dual-zone heating with two furnaces, just to give an overview.

We consider ourselves among the most eco-friendly building contractors in the Chippewa Valley, and can honestly say that we feel it is a “win-win” situation. Green building practices and materials are not only better for the environment, they add value, beauty and resilience to any project. Whether you are in the market for a new, custom-built home, or seeking to do some remodeling or improvements like a new kitchen, bath, or addition, talk to R. Tews Construction & Design for a project that keeps the ecology in focus.