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Steller Quality: The Financial & Ethical Value of Slow Interior Decorating

Members of older generations - and the wealthy - understand that investing in high-quality, heirloom products can have a profound impact on the overall aesthetics of your accessories & jewelry, tools, wardrobe, interiors, automobiles - but these luxury items aren't just pretty - they often make more financial and environmental sense than cheaper alternatives. 

Today, these ideas are spreading through social media.  Even Marta Stewart agrees- its time to avoid low quality and cheap fast fashion, fast furniture, fast decor and we're adding - fast flooring.

Here at Steller Floors, where we make high quality, innovative solid hardwood floors that are as sustainable as possible - we couldn't be more thrilled! 

Well-Crafted Materials have Value

It should be obvious that when you choose high-quality materials, you are investing in pieces that are crafted with attention to detail and precision. These products are designed by craftspeople who are trained experts in their fields. These materials are more visually and texturally appealing than mass produced alternatives, and add touches of elegance and sophistication.

Unfortunately, in today's fast-paced world it becomes really easy to overlook how special some of these items are and undervalue them simply at face value. No matter whether it is a part of your wardrobe, a shapely vase on your mantle, or a plank in your real solid hardwood floor - a unique piece can catch your guest's eyes or remind you that you are safely in your own space - and craftsmanship counts for a lot beyond the utility of an object. 

At Steller Floors, we believe that it is always important to remember that human expression through craftsmanship and training is beautiful and unique in the universe and has remarkable value beyond function. For that reason, we value craftsmanship - through living wages - and purposefully value relationship between our employees and the materials we use. You can read more about our initiatives here.

Durability Pays Off in the Long Run

In addition to beauty, a key financial benefit of investing in high-quality products for your interiors is their durability and longevity. Unlike fast-fashion items that are designed to be disposable, high-quality materials are built to withstand the test of time. Whether it's a solid wood floor, a hand-stitched leather sofa, or a handmade ceramic vase, these products are made to last.

When you invest in high-quality materials, you are making a wise long-term investment. These products are often more resistant to wear and tear, meaning they will retain their beauty and functionality for many years. By choosing quality over quantity, you can avoid the need for frequent replacements and reduce the amount of waste generated by fast-fashion trends.

Planks are easily removed and replaced using a simple suction cupWith Steller, Savings Add Up Over Time

In contrast to traditional hardwood flooring options, Steller Floors are installed by attaching plank to plank instead of attaching plank to subfloor. That means the system floats over any subfloor including plywood, concrete, subfloor heat and more.

Traditional hardwood floors are permanently installed and to repair them you must refinish the or remove them and throw damaged planks away. In contrast, Steller Floors can be repaired easily by using a simple suction cup to remove single planks. You can easily repair single planks yourself DIY or order replacements. if you like you can also simply swap damaged planks with planks in less visible areas like ones under the couch.

In the long run, with a Steller Floor, you can avoid refinishing and repair costs, and the savings can be significant versus alternatives. Over the lifetime of a typical home, Steller Floors Heirloom line lifetime costs are similar to owning three LVP floors over the same time period, and save over 50% versus traditional nailed or glued down alternatives.

Health and Well-Being: The Importance of Choosing Safe and Sustainable Materials

In addition to their aesthetic appeal and durability - which saves money over time, high-quality materials also contribute to the health and well-being of your living environment. Many low-quality products, especially those made with synthetic materials, can release harmful chemicals and toxins into the air, negatively impacting indoor air quality.

By opting for high-quality, sustainable materials, you can create a healthier and safer living space for you and your family. Natural materials such as organic cotton, wool, and solid wood are free from harmful chemicals and promote better indoor air quality. These materials are also less likely to cause allergies or skin irritations, making them a safer choice for individuals with sensitivities.

Here at Steller Floors, we a committed to material transparency, using minimal ingredients in our flooring and assembly clips, and using the lowest possible VOC finishes and sealants in our products. 

High-Quality Materials Contribute to a Greener Home

Choosing high-quality materials for your interiors is not only beneficial for your own well-being but also for the environment. Fast-fashion trends often contribute to excessive waste and pollution, as low-quality products are quickly discarded and replaced. By embracing slow decorating and investing in high-quality, long-lasting materials, you can reduce your carbon footprint and minimize waste.

High-quality materials are typically sourced sustainably and produced with eco-friendly manufacturing processes. Whether it's reclaimed wood, recycled glass, or organic textiles, these materials have a lower environmental impact compared to their low-quality counterparts. By consciously choosing sustainable materials, you can create a greener home and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Luxury That Lasts in Home Decor

Investing in high-quality, slow decorating is not just about the immediate benefits of beauty, durability, and sustainability. It is also about the long-term value and prestige that these materials bring to your home decor. High-quality materials are often associated with luxury and exclusivity, symbolizing a refined taste and discerning lifestyle.

By choosing high-quality materials for your interiors, you are making a statement about your commitment to quality and your appreciation for craftsmanship. These materials have a timeless appeal that transcends trends and fads, allowing you to create a truly unique and sophisticated living space. Furthermore, high-quality materials often retain their value over time, making them a worthwhile investment that can enhance the overall value of your home.

 

 

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