5 Sustainable Flooring Options

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There are more options for sustainable flooring than ever before.  Not only are these flooring products easy on the environment, they offer a wide variety of style options too.  Here are some ideas for sustainable flooring:

Sustainable carpet

Some people love the cozy feeling of carpet under their feet, especially in the bedroom or family room.  Some carpet manufacturers have changed their processes and have even started to use recycled materials to reduce their impact on the environment.  Another option is recycled carpet tiles.


Bamboo is another very good  sustainable flooring option. Bamboo is widely available and it shares the characteristic of traditional hardwood flooring. It is very durable, easy to maintain and available in a variety of shades.  As bamboo is very fast growing, it matures in three to five years, keeping a steady and sustainable supply to the marketplace.

Polished Concrete

Polished concrete is becoming more popular.  Homeowners can choose between a variety of colours, textures and finishing options.  Concrete flooring can be manufactured out of recycled materials and since it traps and stores heat, can be a good option for increased home efficiency.

Recycled Timber

Reclaimed and recycled wood are widely used nowadays for flooring and you can find selvedge yards that store old or used timber. It will take some work, either by yourself or a manufacturer company, but recycled and refurbished wood is very unique and will give your home it’s own custom look.

Natural Linoleum

Natural linoleum products are different from the vinyl products in the market, though many tend to confuse the two.  Linoleum is durable, long lasting, easy to maintain and can be made from biodegradable resources. They don’t require the need of water, chemicals, and power to clean them on daily basis.  Since it dries quickly, linoleum is a great choice for splash zones like the kitchen, bathroom and laundry room.

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