With more designers pursuing eco-friendly materials to cater to their clients, the term eco-friendly does not suggest boring and tasteless materials like it used to back in the day. This has resulted in manufacturers increasing the range of eco-friendly material options to choose from. If you are environmentally savvy, here is a list of beautiful eco-friendly flooring solutions that you should consider:
While relatively a new material to be used for flooring, it makes for an amazing choice. This material is collected by harvesting the bark of the cork oak tree, which grows back every three years. Cork floors can last between 20-30 years and not only are they durable but also have anti-microbial and fire retardant properties.
This flooring option is gaining popularity. Bamboo is a grass with characteristics similar to hardwood. The installation and maintenance of this light flooring option are extremely easy.
Linoleum is made from linseed oil, cork dust, tree resins, wood flours, ground limestone, and pigments. This material is water resistant and is extremely durable
Glass tiles come from a renewable source, recycled wine, and beer bottles are used to create these beautiful tiles. This flooring is a wonderful option to decorate the kitchen and bathroom walls.
Flooring with concrete polished and tinted according to the taste of the homeowners is also gaining immense popularity.
A wool carpet is perfect if you live in a colder area! Not only does it keep the house warm but it is also comfortable to walk on and comes in a huge range of colors and designs.
Recycled tires are being used to make rubber flooring, which is slowly becoming a popular flooring option for kitchens, bathrooms, and sunrooms due to its look and versatility.