Environmentally conscientious people used to show less concern for home décor and flooring so they could sleep better at night. But now that manufacturers have caught up with eco-friendly politics, there’s no longer a need to sacrifice style for ethics.
For flooring that is not only green but chic, you must first ensure that your products, suppliers and manufacturers are approved by labels like: Greenguard, BRE Environmental Assessment, Cradle to Cradle and The Sustainable Carpet Standard. You can then let your inner decorator go wild.
Depending on your style and needs, here are some eco-friendly flooring options that are as green and fashionable, as they are practical.
You can easily choose from an array of striking environmentally friendly area rugs, wall-to-wall carpeting and customized carpet tiles that maintain their beauty much longer than their unethical counterparts.
Sisal, sea grass, organic cotton, organic wool and jute are the hottest trends on the market these days. And you don’t even have to be green to appreciate their look.
Even the environmentally un-conscientious admit that bamboo is quite exquisite. With 62 colors to choose from, you’ll love its silky smooth, finely grained, texture and appearance.
It’s more durable than hardwood, 2 ½ times more dimensionally stable than solid maple and 33% harder and more dent-resistant than white oak.
Recycled rubber flooring
Aesthetically, recycled rubber flooring is considered an industrial accent piece that comes in a variety of hues. It’s perfect if you have children, an indoor gym, a garage workstation, a backyard for exercise or an unfinished concrete basement.
Other benefits include, being easy to clean, shock absorbency, anti-fatigue and great traction that reduces accidents and decreases noise vibration, while protecting the floor beneath it.
Cork is a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms because of its eye-pleasing patterns and the interesting shades you won’t find anywhere else.
It’s also very durable and comfortable to walk on and less-prone to being scratched, it serves well for low maintenance, is acoustically sound, warm underfoot and retains its splendour longer than traditional hardwood.
Reclaimed or recycled hardwood flooring
Reclaimed or recycled wood has tighter grain patterns infused with enriched, polished texture and rugged knotty character; that only comes from being aged to perfection.
Because the raw, antique, cottage, barn yard and vintage interior design is in style now, it’s one of the most sought-after flooring materials on the market.
Do you want eco-friendly flooring in your home? Then you should call a flooring contractor from EiEiHome.com!