Sustainable flooring options are a growing concept trend that provides eco-conscious consumers greener choices whilst reducing waste. Responsibly sourced flooring is an excellent way to ensure home renovations are more sustainable whilst giving home-owners fabulous interior home designs.
Eco-Friendly Flooring Options
• Bamboo- which is technically a grass, can be worked into beautiful hard-wearing floorboards with a similar look, to natural hardwood and it takes a quarter of the time to grow compared to hardwood trees.
• Cork- is an excellent option that comes from the bark of the cork oak tree and is harvested without harming the trees. It is then ground up, compressed and formed into sheets bonded with resins.
• Reclaimed Wood- is timber that has been salvaged from another property and still in good condition so as to be reusable in another property.
• Reclaimed Tiles- have also been removed from another property for reuse and typically offer a wide range of style and colours.
• Linoleum- is made from natural linseed oil and woodflour. It may be considered ‘retro’ by some but is having a massive comeback with its large range of choices in patterns and designs. It even includes marble, stone-look and flecked pattens
Oak and pine flooring are not usually considered one of the most ‘green’ options, but they are still a significantly better option over rare or exotic hardwoods which are much slower growing and more difficult to replace.