Colour, surface texture, room usage and price all come into play when homeowners commit to a flooring style.
One thing homeowners don’t have to compromise on is their selection of green options.
Salvaged wood: Buying reclaimed lumber continues to get easier for those shopping online. In some instances, it’s even less expensive relative to the cost of new hardwoods.
Bamboo: High abundance and a natural look make sustainable bamboo an attractive flooring option. Bamboo grows to maturity in three to five years, about a quarter of the time it takes to grow trees used for hardwood. It’s great choice for a room with low humidity.
Linoleum: Unlike vinyl flooring, which is a synthetic product made of chlorinated petrochemicals, linoleum is manufactured from natural compounds that include linseed oil, cork dust, various tree resins and ground limestone. With natural, renewable elements used in manufacturing, the popularity of this eco-friendly flooring option continues to rise.
Cork: Like bamboo, cork is quickly renewable. Cork has antimicrobial properties to reduce allergens, is fire retardant and provides a comfortable feel under foot. Cork flooring can be finished in a variety of paints and stains, complementing any room setting.