All the floors in Roots Rosedale and Yoga Studio are made of solid bamboo that has received the EcoLogo certification by the Environmental Choice Program. Bamboo grows naturally, regenerates much faster than lumber trees, requires no replanting and very little fertilization or pesticides.
Multibond is a water-based assembly glue that has been used to secure the store's bamboo flooring to the sub floor. Using water-based adhesives reduces the amount of volatile organic compounds and/or hazardous air pollutants.
Reclaimed wood has been used in the construction of Roots Home tables and accessories available in the store. These are non-virgin, non-forest products salvaged from a number of sources and therefore removed from the waste stream. Roots is also working with the Toronto-based Zerofootprint environmental organization to help neutralize the negative environmental impact of the store's electricity use through a program called Zerofootprint Electricity Offsets."
It is a subtle, elegant and modern store that just feels comfortable, clean and healthy. If the past is any guide, where Roots goes this year the world follows next, which in this case could be a very good thing. ::Roots
we apologise for the lousy Treo pictures and will remember our camera next time.