eco-friendly flooring, floor covering international orange county nyThere’s a wide array of choices available to Middletown home and business owners who want eco-friendly flooring. Ranging from hardwood alternatives to natural fiber carpets, there’s a green option available to suit almost any situation. Read more to learn about some top picks from our experts at Floor Coverings International® of Middletown.

Bamboo

Made from a member of the grass family, bamboo is an extremely popular choice for eco-conscious owners who want the look of wood. Depending on how it’s manufactured, bamboo flooring can replicate the look of a wide range of different hardwoods —even exotic varieties like tigerwood! With a five to six year growing pattern, bamboo is a much more sustainable material than wood, which can take decades to grow. However, not all bamboo is created equal! For it to be considered eco-friendly, bamboo flooring must be sourced from plantations that harvest stalk by stalk instead of clear cutting. It should also be treated with non-toxic adhesives and sealants.

Linoleum

Linoleum is being rediscovered as versatile, durable, and eco-friendly flooring option for homes and businesses alike! Made from a combination of linseed oil, resin, and other natural materials pressed onto jute backing, modern linoleum comes in a multitude of different colors and patterns. From retro to natural, linoleum can fit almost any style. It’s also anti-bacterial and water-resistant, making it a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

Seagrass Carpet

If you want a sustainable carpet option we recommend looking at seagrass carpeting. Made from fast growing sedges and rushes that are spun into yarn, seagrass carpet comes in beautiful, neutral tones and can be woven to produce bold or subtle patterns. It’s durable, easy to maintain, and completely biodegradable. Even better, seagrass carpet is a great insulator and can help cut down on your energy bills!

Interested in learning more about eco-friendly flooring? Contact our experts at Floor Coverings International® of Middletown today to schedule a free in-home consultation!

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