Are you looking to add new flooring to your home that looks great, functions perfectly and that is environmentally friendly? If so then continue reading because we have highlighted some of the best ways in which you can tick off all three of these requirements to give your home a naturally refreshing look that it deserves with a beautiful and environmentally friendly floor. I have done this myself after buying some outstanding engineered wood flooring from Floors Direct and not only does my house look great, but I am living up to my eco-conscious standards.
Getting the flooring just right in your home can make a huge impact on its overall design and it can radically change the way in which your home looks. Flooring is key to bringing out the best in your home and there are a huge range of designs, styles and colors that you could use to compliment the rest of the design in your house. If you weren’t aware of just how environmentally conscious beautiful flooring could be, here are just a few reasons why it is a great eco choice.
The Look and Feel of Nature, Without Using It
Not all wood flooring is actually made of wood and this can give the impression of fresh and natural flooring, without the need to cut down trees. The wood-look flooring on the market is identical to the real thing, yet there is no damage to the planet in its production.
Considered to be the most recommended flooring in the world, engineered flooring does use real wood but its production is done in a highly environmentally -friendly way and its long-lasting capabilities give it the eco seal of approval. This flooring is highly durable and it can also give your home that real ‘wow’ factor. The fact that you can install this flooring and have it in your home for such a long period of time means that you can save a great amount of money in the future and help the planet at the same time. This is a flooring choice with many additional benefits, these floors are easy to lay, extremely sturdy because of the layered method of putting the panels together and they are moisture resistant which avoids humidity in the home and aids temperature control.
The large majority of wood flooring is made using either sustainable sources or made of recycled wood, sometimes up to 75% of each plank is made from recycled wood. On top of the fact that what you are using has not come directly from the source, these panels can also be recycled once they have been finished with. The lack of chemicals in the woods allow for recycling to be done in a much easier way and you can change your wood flooring whenever you want, safe in the knowledge that your old flooring can be used again.
Wood flooring offers a great amount of insulation which greatly improves the energy efficiency of your home. These flooring choices help heat to stay in the home for longer, they ensure that the cold air below does not creep into the home and they can also keep the home cool on warm days. So many flooring choices are highly porous, despite what companies may tell you and this could see you spending far more on your home’s heating or air-con, as a result of them not being able to hold the temperature. On top of financial implications, using more energy around the home is damaging to the environment and these wood flooring choices can make sure that you are using as little energy as possible.
Harmful and highly toxic cleaning chemicals can cause real problems from an environmental standpoint in terms of their production and the waste products which they create. Thankfully with this kind of flooring you do not need to use heavy or abrasive cleaning products and you can scrub them with basic and harmless floor cleaning agents. No more vacuuming is required when you have wood flooring, saving you on electricity usage and as well as the environmental impacts, this flooring choice requires much less effort to clean up.
Why not give your home the natural and creative look that it needs though the use of this environmentally-friendly and great looking flooring option.
In collaboration with Floors Direct