Our eco-system is not the only thing to benefit from sustainable flooring, it can also make a difference to your home environment. Fortunately, sustainable flooring is functional, long lasting and can be beautiful for any home.Cork and Bamboo are two flooring options that add a unique, but stunning design. These products are such an abundant flooring material we don't have to worry about running out, and they have positive benefits for you and your family.
WarmCork is a natural insulator, so it stays warm for you feet without the need of in-floor heat. It's also water-resistant, which makes it practical for areas you're worried about getting wet. Another great property of cork is that it is comfortable to walk on because it is flexible. Its flexibility also makes it great for basements and dry climates because it can expand and contract with your house structure.
QuietAlong with the warmth, the natural insulation of cork also gives it sound absorbing properties to make a room more peaceful. You might consider it for a music practice room or a babies room to help make life easier and more restful.
CleanIf you have allergies or are just a germaphobe, you will like cork because it doesn't absorb allergens. It also resists mold and mildew with its anti-microbial properties, and many are certified for Indoor Air Quality.
VarietyStill not sold? Consider the fact that cork comes in a variety of colors and sizes. This even includes plank or wide tile varieties, and they can even make it look like natural hardwood or stone.
StrengthNatural Bamboo can be 27% harder than oak and 13% harder than maple. This means it is more durable and can hold up better to high traffic areas. It is perfect for even the most active homes.
DesignLike Cork, Bamboo comes in a variety of colors and textures that you're guaranteed to find something to fit your needs and decor. It has a very modern and updated look and has potential to help you make your home more up-to-date.
GreenBamboo is made from natural vegetation, which is a rapidly renewable resource.This means we will, more than likely, never run out of bamboo because it grows so quickly. Unfortunately for us in Colorado, however, Bamboo is not a practical wood for floors, this is because of the dry climate.
If you prefer the look and feel of natural hardwoods like oak, maple and hickory, you can still make an earth-friendly choice!
Just make sure to choose forests certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC's mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. Using timber from these FSC certified forests ensures the health of the world's forests for future generations.To learn more about smart AND stylish flooring options, contact us today!