Eco Friendly Flooring


You may have seen or heard about National Geographic’s powerful documentary “Before the Flood”, hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio who steps into the role of scientist/journalist to reveal the global threat of climate change.  One of the segments focuses on rainforests that are being destroyed at an alarming rate by the palm oil industry, releasing huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.

Whether forests around the world are being destroyed intentionally for manufacturing purposes or destroyed by nature itself, more and more people are becoming aware that depleting forests becomes a threat to our planet, and therefore making “green” choices inside our own homes to help combat this global crisis. One of the steps we can take in contributing to this cause is choosing eco-friendly flooring over wood. General contractors in Las Vegas are seeing more movement towards the goal of introducing flooring products to customers who wish to contribute to helping our environment.

There was a time when the term “eco-friendly” meant something good, but visually probably dull or boring. However today’s designers have changed that stereotype by striving to satisfy eco-friendly customers with a wide variety beautiful designs to choose from!  Although there are other products out on the market that replicate wood such as tiles and laminates, we would like to focus on two of the products that are favored by Eco-Pro Planet flooring solutions here in Las Vegas.



One of the eco-friendly solutions for flooring installation in Las Vegas we would like to recommend is bamboo flooring.  With bamboo, there is no need to fell vast areas of forests and jungles to obtain timber. Instead, bamboo is harvested from massive groves throughout Asia where it grows in abundance and regenerates itself to maturity within only 3-5 years. When bamboo is growing, it generates 35 % more oxygen than other trees!

Bamboo flooring offers many different styles to compliment your home design.  This exquisite flooring is very dependable and is known to surpass some of the more common hardwood floors when it comes to strength and durability, as it has even stronger structure than steel. It has many similar visual characteristics to hardwood, as the way it is milled allows for it to be formed into planks much like hardwood floors. Cleaning bamboo is also eco-friendly as it only needs to be maintained by simply vacuuming and a mop with warm water. There is no need for any chemical cleaners with bamboo.  Bamboo flooring can last up to 50 years or more with proper care and can be refinished for a refreshed look. Bamboo flooring is guaranteed to increase the value of your home and will hold up in any environment as long as it is properly acclimated. Your Las Vegas contractor will explain the simple acclimation process when you are ready to install your new bamboo flooring!


As more and more consumers lean towards making “green” home renovation improvements, home remodeling in Las Vegas is seeing more vinyl flooring installations. Vinyl flooring has become favored in that with virgin PVC vinyl, it has proven to be the most practical and environment-friendly alternative solution to hardwood floor. Like bamboo, there is no need to fell vast areas of forests and jungles. Vinyl has many other attributes, such as the product can be installed almost anywhere in the home. Vinyl is the most favored choice in the bathroom, laundry, and kitchen areas as it is 100% waterproof with non-slip properties.  Vinyl is known for its comfort and durability for more high traffic areas in the home. It is sound absorbing, helping to reduce noise in multi-level homes as well as homes with young children and pets. The comfort, low maintenance and scratch resistant qualities are an extra bonus when it comes to pets. Vinyl is very easy to clean and should you be installing on your own, it is one of the more easier/faster installations for flooring products. Vinyl can cost as little as 50c per SF, and even with it’s higher-end premium vinyl at $10 per SF, it is still less expensive than other premium flooring options.

GI Construction is embracing “green” by working closely with Eco-Pro Planet to promote their products and give customers a choice of going green. Eco-Pro Planet is a Las Vegas based manufacturer of eco-friendly building materials made primarily from 100% virgin PVC vinyl (phthalates free).  Eco-Pro Planet is passionate about keeping the planet green both now and into the future. They strives to provide the very best environmental-friendly building products for modern construction professionals, while delivering quality, affordable goods with superior customer service. Their vinyl products have been tested by the Consumer Products Safety Commission to assure their vinyl is phalate-free as well as:

-100% formaldehyde free
-100% phthalates free
-100% waterproof
-100% sound absorbing and deadening
-Safety and Non-Slip
-Anti-Flaming & Fire Resistant
General construction Las Vegas is trending more and more towards eco-friendly materials.  Going green can have a significant impact on our planet and on our lives. GI Construction is honored to be working with Eco-Pro Planet as we share their mission to create a safe and healthy environment for our future.


What our clients say about us

Based on 64 reviews
Rob Ransom
Rob Ransom
30 January 2024
GI Construction - January 2024 I do not give 5 star ratings – As a process improvement professional, there is always room for improvement. 4 star is fabulous, but since this is an algorism I will deviate from my norm. In 2021 I had gone out to bid, only to find out that most construction and supply houses had prices that I found to be unacceptable. Products such as shower heads, faucets and cabinets were priced extremely high, they were also hard to get. So, we put this on hold and did smaller projects; outdoors, flooring, kitchen, etc. to show you we were getting introduced to construction projects. In October 2023, we went out to bid on renovating our 30-year-old, 2.5 bathrooms in Las Vegas. I reviewed many companies and found 3 that were reviewed well and had no issues with the board of contractors. After review of their costs and discussing how they would work the project, we decided on GI. They started the work when we had purchased all the materials that we needed to purchase, (shower heads, cabinets, basins, tile for the showers and floors, etc. They started their day at 7 am and worked to 3 PM. They take pride in the work and make sure it is done correctly. As an example, Jose (one of the tile guys) did the main bathroom shower and flooring. He worked his artistry in making it extremely beautiful. He would cut a piece for one of the benches, use it on top and take the other piece he just cut and place it in front, so it was a continuation. He did this on each of the benches and step over in the entrance. Just look closely at the main shower enclosure and you will see the quality. Problems yes! We were phasing in the project the main bathroom and ½ bath first, then the guest bathroom. After the main bathroom was completed, I turned on the hot water in the glass vessels we had picked out. I was waiting for the water in the shower to get warm. I turned around and saw the water was hot going into the vessel, so I turned it off – I thermal shocked the glass, it broke, fell to the floor, chipped the new tile and generally made things a mess! I called the team manager (Valentin) and told him what had happened, his response was “No problem - We’ll take care of it.” So, I reordered the glass vessels and got them re-installed. The tile I repaired with a chip kit I had used when we had redone the tile the prior year. The other issue we encountered was we lived in the home during the construction. Dust everywhere and constantly cleaning to keep the house livable. The bottom line to me is the quality of the people that are doing the work and their dedication to the customer’s complete satisfaction is one of the things that made this less arduous. The entire project took 7 weeks; 2 weeks delay due to our buying the wrong products and having to find replacement products. The GI team worked with us, guiding us to right suppliers and helping wherever they could. I will put pictures of GI Construction’s finished work and during the project. Hopefully you will be able to tell their quality. Just a side note: Valentin and his teams kept this project going Monday thru Friday. They don’t work on the weekends, but pulled a half day on Saturday a couple of times to meet my schedule. I can’t say enough of Valentin’s professionalism! The customer is always in the forefront of his mind, making them feel good, lowering their anxiety about the project.
Katherine Long
Katherine Long
20 December 2023
My experience with GI Construction was great. Construction Workers was very pleasant and timely.
kylan becho
kylan becho
14 November 2023
We reached out to GI Construction to do some work for our bathroom remodel and could not be happier with our experience. They were professional from start to finish, always on time, answered any questions I had throughout the project, and just did a great job overall. During our planning stage Isaac really took his time to ensure that the work they were doing was going to be both functional and practical. Both he and Valentin wanted to make sure that they were giving us the best possible product and went over every possible design to help us choose the best one for our needs. In a time where good, trustworthy contractors are hard to find, GI Construction sets a standard that should be held across the industry. Thank you GI Construction for all your work, it was worth every penny!
Rose Carter
Rose Carter
17 August 2023
We hired GI construction to take over a small bathroom remodel of a shower. The first contractor we hired did a horrible job, we lost money and had to terminate his services in the middle of tiling. Issac the owner and Valentin the project supervisor met with us and went over everything step by step giving us confidence that the nightmare construction would be turned around. So glad we chose GI construction, our walk in shower turned out beautifully! Long story short, don’t cheap out, go with a professional! My husband and I would use GI construction again. We love our new shower! Services performed: shower remodel
Jim O'Connor
Jim O'Connor
25 July 2023
We really wanted to have our master bathroom reconfigured to accommodate a nice walk-in shower and have an old jetted tub removed. After contacting several companies with little to undesirable responses we contacted GI Construction. Isaac responded to our house the very next day and observed what we envisioned. He was vey knowledgeable and forthright in his assessment of our project. We contracted with GI Construction and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Valentin and Roberto came to the house to establish a plan for construction and a timeline. Roberto was a true craftsman and insured every aspect of our construction was done with strict precision. The walk-in shower and associated construction was done in a timely manner and with ultimate concern for our pleasure and acceptance. If you are looking for a "professional contractor" to do your construction project look no further than GI Construction - you won't be disappointed. We would highly recommend them for any project you may encounter. Thank You GI Construction for providing us with a beautiful and functional master bath !!
Gregory Will
Gregory Will
23 May 2023
Went through GI Construction by referral online. They were professional, answered my questions when I had concerns and when we were ready they scheduled the work and stayed on task through out the process. Kept us in the loop regarding any issues and did an fantastic job. They are honest and available when you need to talk to someone. Would highly recommend for their services. ** Thank you Isaac & Valentin for making our bathrooms look amazing!**
Jason Bagley
Jason Bagley
25 April 2023
After searching and obtaining many bids from different construction companies, Isaac with GI Construction provided us with a low cost, complete and solid option that did not hide or leave open any unknown fees. There methods of a simple TI were perfect for our needs as well as saving us thousands on unneeded expenses. I'd personally recommend GI for any project small or big.
Kimberly Allison
Kimberly Allison
9 February 2023
My project manager Valentin was so helpful and very responsive with any issues. Foreman Jorge went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with all the finish work and he and his crew stayed late on a Friday to finish the job. They even moved my very large headboard back in from the garage. All workers were professional and polite. I would definitely recommend this company and will be using in the future. Rodney and Kimberly Allison
Lucy Melugin
Lucy Melugin
6 January 2023
We worked with Isaac, the owner and Valentin, the project manager and their amazing crew. We couldn't be happier with the end project! We had a water leak from an upstairs tenant so the whole bathroom had to be redone and a wall in the bedroom on the other side plus we had some plumbing and wiring done as well. I would love to leave a picture but couldn't see where to add it.
RadBluff 2
RadBluff 2
22 December 2022
Working with G I Construction was one of the best experiences we have with contractors. The attention to detail, care for one's property and getting things right the 1st time is what G I Construction mission is. Top notch!
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