While going green is an idea everyone contemplates with, not many would have the budget to incorporate this idea in their homes. Making a home more eco-friendly would definitely make it look greener and more beautiful. So if you are on the lookout for interesting options, check out the flooring ideas that would make your home more sustainable, but on a budget.
Bamboo is one of the most sustainable natural resources you can find, considering the fact that the plant grows fast and always provides a surplus of supplies. Keeping that in mind, a number of homes have started using this material for window treatments, rugs and even floors. Case in point: The gray cotton trim bamboo rug with nonslip backing that fits every room design style with ease.
Ceramic Outdoor Deck
PLAZA has come up with a wonderful idea to keep your outdoor wooden decks from fading due to over exposure to sun, rain and snow. The Spanish tile manufacturer has used ceramic instead of timber to design this porch. The mix has an interesting color scheme and a rustic texture that resembles wood. It is made of 85% recycled materials and does not fade at all.
Carpets are usually made of different materials, making them very hard to recycle. How about opting for a recycled carpet? Consider this cheap, comfortable and extremely sustainable carpet created by Bentley Prince Street, a company that is committed to reducing its negative impact on the environment by 2020.
Plastic Bottle Porch
Consider this back porch design by LEED Gold –Certified Rill Architects. The wraparound Fiberon composite recycled deck has been built entirely from recycled plastic bottles. Its sturdiness matches that of wood and it comes in different textures and shades. Better yet, it provides 20-year warranty, which means the porch would look brand new for many more years to come.
Reclaimed Hardwood Floor
While many would opt for standard hardwood flooring in their homes, some opting for a greener choice can go for this reclaimed hardwood flooring created by Rill Architects. Using reclaimed white oak for these floors enable them to look like normal hardwood floors, but with minimal impact to the environment. White oak is also resistant to wear, rot and even extreme climates. This would enable you to live peacefully for a very long time without worrying about the flooring rotting away beneath you.
Going green is an option everyone seems to be choosing nowadays. If you want to join the cause and become a responsible human being, opt for these sustainable flooring ideas to make your home more eco-friendly.