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Eco-Friendly Flooring Choices

You’ve finally decided to break down and replace the old flooring in your home; or, you’ve reached that exciting finish point of your addition or remodel.

Initially, you may be concerned that “eco-friendly” means more expensive, or is somehow less attractive than conventional carpets. You may be pleasantly surprised at what materials are considered eco-friendly, and how affordable they actually are.

Wood

A durable and beautiful option, wood can also be eco-friendly if certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). One of the more expensive materials available, wood is a popular and timeless choice.

Bamboo Grass

A renewable resource, bamboo grass is a great choice for flooring. Although bamboo is grown with minimum pesticides and fertilizers, be cautious of products that use formaldehyde for bonding.

Linoleum

Although typically not the choice for whole-house flooring, linoleum is an inexpensive, soft, durable, and easy-to-clean choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Many attractive designs are now available. Linoleum is a biodegradable material and can be glued with natural glues.

Cork

Another renewable resource, cork flooring is created from the bark off of cork trees and is a popular choice as well.

Concrete

Believe it or not, concrete stamped floors are becoming a common choice for homes. An inexpensive option, it can be cool in the summer, and covered with attractive rugs in the winter.

Wool Carpeting

Not all carpeting is considered environmentally unfriendly. Wool carpets are an all natural, renewable resource, as well as recycled carpeting, sea grass carpeting, and carpets made from coconut husks. Avoid carpets treated with chemical stain repellents.

Now that you know the many eco-friendly flooring options available, contact one of our certified flooring contractors and get a free estimate for your project. Fortunately, there are an abundance of flooring choices on the market, along with competitive prices.

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