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Eco-Friendly

Green flooring is any flooring that is sustainable, eco-friendly, contains recycled content, is recyclable, leaves a small carbon footprint or has low VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compound). There are different degrees of green when referring to different types of flooring.

Green Flooring Choices

Cork

– Better than a renewable resource because it is a harvested resource (only the bark is harvested from the tree)

-The tree is not destroyed or damaged when harvesting cork.

Bamboo

-Bamboo is a rapidly renewing resource that matures in three years and regenerates without need for replanting.

-It also requires minimal fertilization or pesticides.

Carpet

-The carpet industry is minimizing carpet’s impact on the environment through the new “3 Rs” which stand for reduce, reuse and recycle.

-Factors that determine if carpet is “green”: carpet fibers, toxics content, dye, VOC emissions, and recycled content.

-The Green Label and Green Label Plus from the Carpet and Rug Institute ensure that customers are purchasing among the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market.

Stone

-It is a natural product

-It has an enduring life cycle so it doesn’t have to be replaced

-Recyclable

-Can be reclaimed

Hardwood

-Natural Resource and forests are managed for replanting

-Renewable

-Recyclable

Linoleum

-Made from all natural materials

-The natural raw materials used to create Linoleum are available in abundance: linseed oil, rosin, wood flour, cork flour, ecologically responsible pigments and jute.

-Can be recycled

-Does not require maintenance from harmful chemicals

-Linoleum contains virtually no trace of toxic material and is naturally beneficial to air quality.

Ceramic Tile

-Rarely release emissions

-Some contain recycled content

-Long lasting and not replaced frequently

-Requires little maintenance