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Most people relate pollution to the great outdoors, but consider this: the EPA has shown that indoor pollutant levels can be from two to five times higher inside your home than out. New flooring installations are one of the worst contributors and distinctive spaces such as yours deserve better; here are four eco-friendly flooring options to consider for your new or existing home.
If you love the look and feel of real hardwood, seek out products that come from sustainably managed forests. The Forest Stewardship Council certifies forests which adhere to the guidelines put in place including: regeneration, the preservation of air and water quality, and efforts made towards biodiversity conservation.
This highly sustainable material grows rapidly and is naturally resistant to insects, water and mold. In addition, it is harder than most conventional hardwoods and it’s a longer lasting more durable flooring option.
Cork flooring is comfortable, durable, hypo-allergenic and fire resistant, but perhaps its best feature is that it is made from the cork oak tree which only takes three years to regenerate.
This biodegradable, hypo-allergenic alternative is made from recycled products and is a great choice if you are looking to add a hit of color to your distinctive spaces.
With the trend towards greener living, it’s important to consider products that are safe for the environment as well as your health. When selecting new flooring materials for your home, sustainable options promote environmentally responsibility at an affordable price. Contact Design Build Team if you are interested in including sustainable flooring in your custom remodel or home plans.