Due to a growing awareness of the effects of global warming, many homeowners are now supporting the idea of going green by using materials for their home and flooring products that are good for the environment.
So What Makes a Flooring Product ‘Green’?
· Renewable Resource. If the flooring is made from material that is easily renewable, then it is considered an eco-friendly flooring product. An example of this green flooring is bamboo. Bamboo takes just 5 to 6 years before it matures so it can be harvested repeatedly for many years. Cork is also a flooring product that is a renewable resource, as it is made from the bark of a cork oak tree, and nothing is harmed in the manufacturing of cork floors.
· Made from Recycled Materials. Recycling is another method that can help save the environment. Instead of throwing away old material, which adds to our landfill problems, recycled items can be recycled and put to good use. Reclaimed wood flooring that is taken from old homes, barns and buildings for demolition, create a rustic feel giving your home a unique look.
· Made from Natural Products. Natural products are good for the environment, as they don’t emit harmful chemicals that can damage and pollute the earth and atmosphere. An example of flooring that is made from natural products is linoleum. Linoleum is made from linseed oil, pine resin, and cork which are not harmful to mother earth.
There are now many options available for green flooring. They are affordable, beautiful and most of all environment friendly. Go green!