Whether you’re renovating your apartment after what seems like a decade, or building your own house finally spinning a dream into reality, and are pondering if the remake of titanic will ever happen because there won’t be any icebergs left by the time and the fact that you’ve got only ten years to save the earth from irreparable damage isn’t helping either, so you’re considering going green and building a house ecologically using sustainable materials then, a keep scrolling down for a few options for your flooring.
If you’re not really a big fan of roaches and bugs, and every time your eyes catch a glimpse if it, you’re extremely mortified, then cork flooring is typically the ideal type of environmentally friendly flooring that you’d definitely want to consider. Cork which is manufactured from the bark of the cork oak tree that grows back after being harvested is naturally repellent to mites, mould and bugs. At least no slimier mould growing in the corners of your house creeping out your visitors! Also, they provide insulation against heat and cold making them a total win-win.
A cost effective natural flooring solution? Check. Only a few types of flooring resemble hardwood timber flooring, and fortunately bamboo flooring is one of them, dragging along with them some of the same benefits the former possesses. In addition to that, this type of flooring made from natural vegetation that is harvested within 3 to 5 years making them a very renewable material. Although it actually depends on the thickness and size they’re usually pretty cheap, enabling consumers to still switch to green sources even if they’re low on budget.
Usually people have a misconception and resort to thinking that a linoleum installer is the same as a vinyl flooring installer. The two are actually far from each other, and while vinyl is made from chlorinated petroleum chemicals, linoleum is produced from a combination of cork dust, linseed oil, tree resins, wood flour and other natural elements. Linoleum was actually quite popular until vinyl picked up the trend in the 1940s, but they’re back at it again with an elevating demand recently, due to that fact they’re highly durable and water/fire resistant.
Who held you every time you fell and didn’t break your head? Definitely your floor. Correction, carpeted floor. Carpets are an absolutely favourite and go to because they’re obviously soft and smooth, cosy and comfy for your feet to brush on. But the fact they’re made of toxins and compounds that are harmful for environment and health is a major reason people are resorting to alternatives. However you can still opt for wool carpets that are not highly durable but are also made of a natural resource making them a totally environmentally sustainable product.