Many home owners and builders are searching for a greener choice for their floors but are unaware of what products are out there. Whether you’re looking for your kitchen or bedroom there is a greener option that will not sacrifice durability, fashion or quality. With a variety of styles and colors there is an Eco-Friendly product for you.
Wood: There are a few different kinds of eco-friendly wood: reclaimed/salvaged wood which will help prevent any virgin trees from being chopped down. It can come from an old barn, railroad ties or a century home. If you would prefer a brand new hardwood, local wood certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is a great option. This means the product was sustainably harvested from a well-managed forest. Refinishing your existing wood is another great eco-friendly option (if it’s done with a non-toxic varnish). Refinishing an existing hardwood requires no new wood and very little energy.
Bamboo: This sturdy grass is considered a highly sustainable resource since it can re-grow in only three years and it does not have to be replanted whereas a tree will take over 10 years to grow again.
Cork: Another great alternative to wood is Cork. Only the bark is hand-harvested from mature cork tress, so no trees are cut down in the process. Bark can regenerate at least once per decade. Cork can be installed wherever you use wood – even in the kitchen.
Tile: Ceramic and porcelain tile are some of the longest lasting products in the market today. Tile helps improve the indoor air quality of your home because it is fired in kilns to extremely high temperatures, no volatile organics (VOC’s) are found in the finished product. Grouts are also available in low VOC’s. Tile is also inhospitable to dust mites, mold, germs and bacteria which help people with allergies or asthma. The low maintenance of tile eliminates the need for chemicals and cleaners.
Carpet: Designed to improve air quality and environmental sustainability. Made from recycled plastic bottles and other items like corn sugar. New technology is helping use less energy to produce the carpet as well as helping to lessen the impact they have on the environment.
Leather: 100% recycled leather. Made to high environmental standards and perfected to withstand the test of time. Extremely durable product.
Linoleum: Made from mostly man-made chemicals. It is easily recycled and fully biodegradable.
Visit our showroom today and see our variety of styles and types of Eco-Friendly Products!