In recent time, people have become more inclined towards eco-friendly products and designs. During the initial period of eco-friendly material production, the eco-friendly materials were quite old fashioned and boring. So no one preferred them. However, time have changed now and people have become enough environmentally savvy to use these eco-friendly products. Eco-friendly flooring has been new in the market these days. The flooring comes with varieties of designs, some are new and some are old fashioned. Let us discuss few of the popular eco-friendly flooring available in the market.
Cork flooring has been a new addition to the flooring designs. Cork is usually used in the wine bottles or on the walls. However, cork is a brilliant material for flooring. Cork is harvested from the barks of cork oak trees and the tree is not cut down to get cork out of it. In every three years we can harvest cork from the same tree. So it a renewable source as well. Cork provides anti-microbial properties that reduce allergens in the home. Cork is also considered to be fire retardant and insect repellant in nature. Cork flooring is available in variety of color schemes and it lasts for at least 30 years.
Being an alternative to wooden flooring, bamboo flooring is gaining popularity these days. Bamboo has the similar properties as that hard wood have. Bamboo is pretty durable and very easy to install and maintain. Being very light bamboo can be proved useful to work in any setting or décor. Bamboo flooring has also become a traditionalway to floor houses since years.
Linoleum is made of a concoction of linseed oil, cork dust, tree resins, wood flour, pigments and ground limestone. It is considered to be fire retardant and water resistant. Though linoleum is not new to market, it has considerably failed in the competition with vinyl flooring in the past days. It came to existence again due to the demand from the architects and designers. It has a long shelf life and it holds up to a lot of wear and tear.
Glass tiles are manufactured of the trashed beer and wine bottles. This renewable source is becoming a very good alternate of flooring and bathroom and kitchen walls. Glass has its benefits as it is non-absorptive and won’t mildew or mold in damp environments. Glass is pretty easy to maintain as it does not stain easily.
Wood carpet is the most favorable flooring option in many cold areas since past days. It is very comfortable to walk on and sit. It comes with a lot of colors and patterns. As carpets made using volatile organic compounds or toxins that are harmful to the environment and to our health, woolen carpets can be handy.