Environmental consciousness is a pressing issue that is important to homeowners across Waukesha. Every day we have the opportunity to choose to positively impact our environmental footprint, even when it comes to our floors. At Floor Coverings International® of Waukesha we have a huge collection of flooring materials to choose from, including eco-friendly options. Here are three materials you should consider to go green with your next flooring project.
One of the most popular eco-friendly flooring options is bamboo. The reason this material is highly coveted is that it closely resembles hardwood without the same environmental impact. Bamboo is a highly renewable resource and it takes only 3-5 years for it to reach maturity, unlike the 20 years that it takes most tree species. It is most commonly available in lighter colors and is durable and easy to maintain.
If you’re looking for a more unique flooring option, consider cork. It is a material that provides a natural pattern and like hardwood, can be stained or painted to match your aesthetic. One of its most interesting traits is that it is anti-microbial, and reduces allergens in the home. What makes it a fantastic eco-friendly material is that cork oak trees are not cut down for harvesting. Instead, the cork material comes from the bark of the tree, making it more renewable.
Glass tile is a stunning addition to any bathroom, backsplash, or accent. But what makes it ideal for the environmentally-conscious homeowner is that it is often produced from glass bottles. Recycled materials are one of the best ways to reduce our impact. Glass tile is available in limitless colors, and it offers a unique luminescence not found in any other material. Its application is wide-ranging and provides the opportunity to add a creative flair to a room. It is also one of the easiest materials to clean and maintain.
Learn More About Eco-Friendly Flooring Options
Interested in learning more about our eco-friendly flooring options? Contact our team at Floor Coverings International® of Waukesha for a free consultation. We are proud to serve Waukesha, Brookfield, Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
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