Picking out the right flooring for a homeowner can be tough, but it can prove to be even more of a problem if you are conscientious about the environment. Thankfully for buyers like that, the flooring market has rolled out several green alternatives for flooring, that look great and that won’t leave a large footprint on the environment. Here’s our favorite of all the different types of green flooring available today!
If you are looking to do hardwood, we highly recommend going with bamboo. As opposed to traditional hardwoods, which can take anywhere from 25 to 125 years to fully mature, bamboo can be mature in as little as 3 years. With a high replenishment rate, this makes bamboo a highly sustainable option for hardwood floors. In addition, through newly-adapted manufacturing techniques, bamboo can now be produce for flooring with a hardness of that of rock maple and hickory, making it a fine candidate for your floor.
Now, if carpet is more of your thing, then we highly recommend a renewable fiber carpets made from corn fibers. These types of carpets are all natural, easily produced, and are incredibly easy to clean. Not only that, but they are also incredibly soft, strong, and stain-resistant. Who knew corn could do so much?
Finally, if you are looking into tile, or a tile-like flooring, then we highly recommend linoleum for the green buyer. Since linoleum is made form linseed oil and wood fillers, it is one of the most green options that you can co with. However, some linoleum is now made with PVC-plastics, so be sure you read the fine print before you decide to install this in your home. However, if you get the right kind, they are all-natural, and are 100% biodegradable when you decide that it’s time for an upgrade.
Choosing the right flooring for you should not be a compromise. No matter what you choose though, just know that Bayside Carpet is there to clean it all!