Homeowners across the greater West Palm Beach area are taking steps to make their household environmentally friendly. Installing energy efficient light bulbs, composting, and water saving shower heads are a great place to start. If you’re planning on a flooring update in your home, this is a place you can also make an environmentally conscious choice! Here are three examples of eco-friendly flooring options offered at Floor Coverings International Jupiter that can help your home go green.
Bamboo is a hardwood alternative that is growing in popularity, and it’s a flooring option that is more sustainable than many other hardwood materials. Bamboo is natural vegetation that only takes three to five years to grow and be useable. Trees, on the other hand, are a less renewable resource because they can take up to twenty years to reach maturity.
The same material found in a nice bottle of wine or holding your pictures and ticket stubs also makes great flooring. It’s green too! Cork is an excellent floor option that is made from the bark of a cork oak tree. It is a fantastic renewable resource because the cork is harvested from the bark of the tree. The bark will grow back every three years and does not require the tree to be cut down. It also has anti-microbial properties that can cut down on allergens in your home.
Yes, you read that right. Carpet manufacturers have been taking measures to make carpet floor more environmentally friendly than it once was. Carpets made with natural materials such as wool are a great option. Another one to consider is nylon. The nylon in the carpet we offer can be recycled repeatedly to create new carpets and reduce waste. An added bonus to a carpeted floor is the insulation that it provides to your home, cutting down on energy use.
If you are looking to install a new floor in your home and want to consider green options, contact our experts at Floor Coverings International Jupiter to help you find the right floor for your environmental goals.
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