Are you focused on an Eco Friendly home? That doesn’t just stop at double glazed windows and extra insulation in your attic. Your flooring is apart of that equation. The manufacturing process of your flooring and the material used is important. Not only is the manufacturing process is important, but so is the install process. Does the glue used to install the hardwood contain formaldehyde? These are just some of the questions you should be asking your flooring technician. Especially for households with children and pets who spend all day close to the floor.
Here are the top 3 Eco Friendly types of Flooring:
Carpet is one of the most popular flooring types for your home. The common types of carpet materials are synthetic, acrylic or natural materials. Wool is the natural, renewable material for carpet. Wool carpet is naturally superior to synthetic carpet because of it’s flame retardent, moisture resistant and dirt resistant. Plus wool is naturally grown. Wool carpets are a great choice for high humidity environments, especially the tropics, due to it’s ability to absorb up to 30% of it’s weight in moisture vapour. Therefore, the chances of growth of mold and mildew is much lower.
Bamboo Hardwood Flooring
Why is Bamboo considered an eco friendly flooring option? Well, technically speaking, it’s made from grass. You can’t get more eco friendly than this. Bamboo is a very strong type of timber, and it regenerates at a much faster pace than typical wood. This makes Bamboo flooring a good choice to help reduce our impact on the forests. With bamboo flooring you are not sacrificing life expectancy of your flooring. Bamboo is a very strong timber and can last up to 30 years.
Let’s start with the basics. What is Cork Flooring really? Cork is harvested from Cork Oak Tree bark. Every 10 years, a cork oak tree’s bark is harvested to make wine cork screws. From the leftovers of the wine making process is where the cork flooring material comes from. So your flooring is not only using a renewable material source but also reducing waste from another manufacturing process. Another unique trait of Cork flooring is that is also has anti-allergenic qualities.
At Wingren, we have a section of our Showroom dedicated to Eco-Friendly flooring options. Come in and see for yourself today!