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Flooring may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about saving the earth, but building materials account for a huge amount of waste annually. ‘Upcycled’ floors evoke images of rustic, repurposed wood, but the truth is that eco-friendly options exist for almost any aesthetic. They can look just as modern and chic as brand-new materials.
ECO-FRIENDLY FLOORING TRENDS
Don’t worry—earth-friendly flooring doesn’t involve actual dirt floors. The term ‘eco-friendly’ encompasses recycled materials like hardwood or even glass. It can also involve natural materials like stone, jute, and seagrass.
These flooring types make great alternatives for anyone who wants to feel a little better about their footprint while still creating a beautiful home. The green movement is a trend that’s here to stay, and LA Flooring’s eco-friendly flooring is sustainably harvested or recycled from natural sources to create the best non-toxic surfaces for your home.
ECO-FRIENDLY FLOORING CONSIDERATIONS
While there are a lot of sustainable options when it comes to new floors, there are a few flooring types to avoid if environmental concerns are a priority. Many carpets are made from petroleum, which is a non-renewable resource that’s often combined with toxins to produce enjoyable but not earth-friendly floors. Similarly, floors made from plastic like vinyl or laminate are frequently created with chemicals and are not able to be recycled.
- Do I know what my flooring is made from?
- Do I want carpeted or hard surface floors?
- Do I want natural or repurposed materials in my home?
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If you’re going for a classic but conscious style, reclaimed wood has almost the same appearance as a traditional flooring. Otherwise, recycled tiles, concrete and polyester carpeting can add a modern appeal to your living spaces that you can feel good about.
Sustainable floors are generally equally as durable as their standard flooring counterparts, so you can rest assured that your floors will stand the test of time and traffic.