Friday, 21 May 2010

Investing in quality

Eco awareness means taking the long view. When you have a considerable surface area to cover, invest in the best quality you can afford. Short-term, stop-gap solutions tend to be supplied by synthetic materials because they are cheaper. However their production and disposal is extremely costly for the environment.
Good quality materials, especially natural ones, tend to wear better. Futhermore, once they show the marks of use, their character tends to be enhanced. Worn vinyl has nosuch charm.
Once you have invested in quality, do spend time and effort on keeping surfaces and finishes in good condition. Regular refinishing and proper maintenance will add years, if not decades, of serviceable life

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