There are so many wonderful ways we can be mindful of our environment. Not only can we recycle and find ways to save energy at home but as savvy consumers we can take care when designing or remodeling our homes as well.
Here is an email I got from a local flooring showroom, Foundation Floors, about the latest and most popular "green" flooring solutions. Thanks, Matt for keeping us ever mindful of ways we can go green in our homes.
Wanting to go “green” with your flooring? Here are some old favorites and new trends that are big this year in green flooring, adding both comfort and eco-friendliness to your home’s design. Eco-flooring trends allow homeowners to protect the health of their loved ones while protecting the environment at the same time—it’s a win-win!
Bamboo — an eco-friendly classic that is still favored by many homeowners.
Cork — is hypo allergenic and has anti-microbial attributes, making it the perfect choice for homes with people with allergies and a material that contributes to cleaner air space.
Marmoleum — a material that contains linseed oil, with backing is made from wood flour combined with jute. This combination creates a 97% natural product, in which 67% of the content is vegetable and rapid renewable.
GreenStone — a product which incorporates recycled glass in its concrete material and has the ability to aesthetically resemble timber flooring.