Green living is all the rage in many home remodeling projects, and there’s no shortage of products that are as sustainable as they are stylish. Take flooring, for instance. The gap in the market for eco-friendly flooring is narrowing steadily, with more choices coming in a wide array of designs, and ones can help homeowners reduce their carbon footprint.
FSC-Certified Wood Flooring
Sustainable wood floors are sourced from commonly grown trees, such as oak and pine. With that in mind, make sure you choose those that have the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo. This means that the timber used for manufacturing the floors come from responsibly managed forests.
Cork is an impermeable buoyant material sourced from the bark of the cork oak tree. Biodegradable and recyclable, it is used in a variety of products other than flooring, including office bulletin cork boards and, of course, wine stoppers. Home improvement pros recommend cork floors in busy homes with high foot traffic because of its soft, warm underfoot and soundproofing qualities.
Eco-friendly rubber floors are those that are made from recycled rubber tires. Found in local gyms and neighborhood playgrounds, they’re slowly finding their way into kitchens, bathrooms and sunrooms as a beautiful, long-lasting choice. The material comes in a variety of colors and is naturally water- and slip-resistant.
Leather is usually associated with things you use every day like belts, wallets and handbags. However, this material, which is derived from the center-most part of the cowhide, can also be used as flooring. Manufactured to be thicker than your regular leather, this type of eco-friendly flooring option offers a soft, warm underfoot that is perfect for bedrooms, closets and areas with little to no foot traffic.
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