In the past, green flooring options have been rather unremarkable. However, as more people begin to move toward an eco-friendly life, flooring manufacturers have changed their approach. They recognize that green flooring products make a difference when it comes to climate change, pollution and indoor air quality. As a result, they are producing beautifully designed, eco-friendly products that often fall within even the most discerning homeowner’s budget.
Still, with so many options available, it is now harder than ever to pick the right type of flooring for your house. The following information will not only help you choose your flooring, but it will also assist you during the installation process.
When picking out green flooring, it isn’t always the material the product is made out of that matters the most. If you are able to select flooring that will look great for a long time, that means it won’t have to be replaced for many years. That alone makes it somewhat eco-friendly. Don’t just gravitate toward the cheapest option because you are concerned about your budget. If it is possible to reuse your current flooring, do that. If not, investigate your options at local stores. Ask whether they carry green products. If you are set on using wood, look for a product that has been sustainably sourced or reclaimed. If not, there are several other options that may suit your tastes.
When you hear the word “cork,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably a bottle of wine. However, cork is becoming a popular new flooring choice, in part because it is taken off a living tree. Every three years, the bark is ready to be harvested again. It is fire retardant and contains anti-microbial properties as well. Cork flooring isn’t hard to take care of and it can be either painted or stained to suit your taste, not to mention cork flooring can last up to three decades.
Jute is similar to hemp and is a member of the plant family. When treated, it turns into a soft fiber that feels great on your feet. While Jute is durable, it is important to think about its placement in the house carefully. Jute should not be put in the kitchen or bathroom, because the fibers don’t hold up well against moisture. Instead, use it in the bedroom or family room.
Bamboo is a grass that is similar to hardwood in several ways. A durable flooring choice, it is simple to install and to take care of. Bamboo is made from vegetation that completes the growing process in approximately five years. In contrast, trees may take up to two decades to grow to maturity.
If you are interested in installing eco-friendly flooring in your Signature Premier Properties’ home or just looking update your current home, you won’t regret it. Your new floors could last up to 50 years and will give your home a style all of its own. Give yourself time to do the proper research, and you should be pleased with the finished result.