Which Sustainable Flooring Option is Right for You?
Beyond boosting your eco-friendly credentials, sustainable flooring options can impress potential buyers, provide unique style, and last for years before needing to be replaced. Think your choices are limited? Not so — they include:
- Sustainable wood
- Wool carpet
Here’s a quick and easy breakdown of their key characteristics.
Wood boasts a natural sense of style that homeowners find hard to resist, and going green isn’t as hard as you might think. Simply pick wood flooring taken from sustainable sources, such as:
- Bamboo: It’s actually a type of grass, so it grows incredibly quickly and requires very little water
- Cork Flooring: Harvested from bark, so the same tree can be farmed multiple times. It’s also nice and soft.
- Reclaimed & RecycledWoodFlooring: Reclaimed or recycled wood will never look like anyone else’s, and using it helps Mother Earth.
Don’t turn your back on tiles when seeking green flooring options. Recycled glass is an ideal choice if you’re looking to go eco-friendly, as is a natural stone such as slate.
Wool is one of the more expensive carpeting materials, but it’s also one of the best. Thick, long-lasting, and extremely eco-friendly, it’s a natural material that does not require artificial materials. Just don’t forget to look for responsibly sourced wool.
People assume linoleum is made from artificial materials and isn’t biodegradable, but that’s only because they confuse it with vinyl. Real linoleum is non-toxic, biodegradable, and can be made using recycled materials. It’s actually made using linseed oil, a resource that can be grown and farmed naturally.
Concrete flooring doesn’t have to be rough and pitted. Properly polished and sealed, it makes an attractive floor all on its own. It’s extremely durable, and repairs can be made easily without needing to replace the entire floor. To keep things green, use an eco-friendly sealant.
There Are More Sustainable Flooring Options Than You Might Think
Working nationwide from our base in Dyer, IN, Marcotte General Contracting can help homeowners find and install flooring that helps the environment just as much as it complements the property. Contact us today and we’ll show you why you should choose us.