Green Flooring Ideas

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There has been a trend recently when remodeling a kitchen or bathroom to do so in an environmentally friendly manner. This helps reduce the amount of waste that gets into the environment and allows for more sustainable products to be used in a home. If you’re looking for some green flooring ideas, check out the list below.

flooringCork

This material is pretty new to the flooring world. It comes from the bark of cork oak trees that can be found in Mediterranean forests. The best part about this product is that the tress don’t have to be cut down to harvest the cork. They also grow back every 3 years, making it an incredibly sustainable flooring choice.

In addition to being sustainable, cork is also fire retardant, has anti-microbial properties, naturally repels insects, and is easy to maintain. It can be finished in numerous ways, matching it perfectly to any style and décor. If you get a high-quality cork floor, it can last up to 30 years.

Concrete

This may seem like an incredibly odd choice for flooring, especially considering that is more often than not used as subflooring or in garages. However, it is gaining popularity as a flooring choice in some people’s homes. It can be polished and tinted, so it can match most decors and styles. It can also be laid to create a tiled effect, or other material can be placed into the concrete before it sets, creating a unique and sophisticated floor mosaic.

Concrete requires very little maintenance, it’s easy to clean, and it doesn’t have to be replaced. This makes it a green choice because there is little waste.

Glass Tiles

This amazing flooring material is more often than not made from recycled glass. That makes it sustainable and eco-friendly. These floors are easy to maintain, they don’t stain, and they prevent the growth of mold and mildew—making them a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

Looking for flooring ideas for your kitchen or bathroom remodel? Contact Niron Depot today!