As consumers embrace environmentally friendly living, demand for green building materials continues to rocket. When it comes to flooring, having chic eco-friendly floors is more popular than ever. Companies are rising to meet the growing demand, offering durable and stylish alternatives often more efficient than traditional materials and even garnishing the deal with competitive pricing. Here are just a few examples of ways to make your floors eco-friendly and the companies to help you do it!
Though it may seem counterintuitive, hardwood flooring is still a great and eco-friendly way to turn your house into a home. Working with organizations like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), companies like GreenFloors.com and EcoTimber offer a broad-range of wood produced in FSC-certified forests, ensuring the conservation of trees and the protection of delicate ecosystems. For a more exotic option, companies like IndusParquet work closely with the Brazilian government to preserve wildlife and make sure that absolutely no piece of wood goes to waste.
Cork is the latest and among the most exciting new outbreaks in flooring trends. Produced from the bark of the cork oak tree—which grows back every three years—cork is as green as gets! Cork is every bit as cool as hardwood, but it neither outgases nor sheds microfibers, improving indoor air quality by just by being there. USFloors is dedicated to keeping the earth green and offers great, quality cork flooring at reasonable prices.
Making your floors from recycled or reclaimed materials is another great way to make your home look good while diminishing your carbon footprint. Eco-Friendly Flooring offers an array of flooring options made from green reclaimed materials including sustainable hardwood, glass and even metal. Fontenay’s Vintage Barrel Collection is another great environmentally friendly option. Made up of entirely reclaimed-wood from old white-oak wine barrel, the Vintage Barrel Collection is every bit as beautiful as you’d guess!
Today, flooring options are more diverse, exciting and innovative than ever! From vinyl to bamboo to cork, more and more companies are delivering environmentally conscious and cost-effective flooring alternatives. Whichever style and material you choose, going green will spruce up your home and help you do your part to preserve the environment.
This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.