Eco friendly flooring is one of the latest best trends in home design and renovation.
One of the great things about this type of flooring is that there have been so many advances in this area that there is a fabulous selection.
From tiles, to reclaimed wood, to bamboo and many other products the eco friendly flooring possibilities are seemingly endless.
You can create a gorgeous floor, help the environment and benefit the health of your family as well.
All for prices that are in line with non eco-friendly products!
Why am I so excited?
Because I love a unique look to my design, and flooring is one of the best and most economical ways to create a statement.
It is so fantastic to know that you can have both beauty and eco-friendliness at a reasonable cost!
You can install new flooring and be assured that it is safe for your family, safe for the environment and was also created in a way that preserves and honors our planet!
Go one better and look for products that are not only eco friendly but also made using ethical farming methods and ethical labout practices!
Because I love to build and renovate and seem to always have a project on the go I have done a ton of research on the types of flooring available, the ways it is produced, prices and various pros and cons.
I will be publishing detailed reviews on the various types of eco flooring and where to buy them.
This is an ongoing project so be sure to check back frequently as this is also an area where new ideas and technological advances are being made all the time.
Following is a summary of the types of eco flooring choices for your new-build or home renovation.
Reclaimed Wooden Floors
Some of the most beautiful floors I have seen are made from reclaimed wood. Use these floors to create an old world, rustic, or classic historical look or mix with modern for an ecletic fashion statement.
Cork is now available in a wide variety of colours and patterns. It is an excellent choice where softer more comfortable flooring is wanted and has the bonus of being an excellent noise absorber too!
The classic look of stone never goes out of style! Depending on the type of stone and the cut and finishing you can create any look from ultra modern to country cottage to exclusive old world luxury. These floors are easily heated as well using underfloor heating systems for extra comfort.
Bamboo is a unique sustainable product for flooring as it has a tremendous rate of growth and can be used as an alternative to wood flooring. This eco friendly flooring is hard and durable as well as being so nice to look at. Available in a wide cvariety of patterns and colours!
The beauty of sun shining on recycled glass tiles is hard to beat! Available in many colors and looks, recycled glass tiles and recycled glass pebbles are a great to use as an accent on flooring and a glitzy choice for wall tiles.
Did you know that linoleum flooring is eco friendly flooring? Before vinyl flooring was produced, most homes had linoleum floors in the kitchen. Unlike vinyl, linoleum flooring is biodegradeable and a good eco friendly choice for your floors.
Everyone is familiar with tile! There are new ways to install this stylish rugged material in an eco friendly way.
Recycled Metal Flooring
Recycled metal flooring is most often used to creat an ultra modern look and can be used for the entire floor space or as an accent. Available in many finishes, colours and sizes.
Sustainable Wooden Flooring
Sustainable wood flooring comes from trees that are grown using certified sustainable farming and harveting practices. A responsible way to add the timeless beauty of wood flooring into your home.
Eco Friendly Carpet
Carpet has been going out of favour in the past few decades but is now making a come-back in an environmentally conscious way. Choose from organic wool and cotton blends to carpets made from recycled goods.
Many cities and towns now have shops that specialize exclusively in flooring that is environmentally friendly.
An example is Eco Friendly Flooring.
You can also find eco selections in most traditional flooring centers as well.
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