Choosing eco-friendly new or replacement flooring is one of the more emerging trends among house and condo owners. Eco-friendly flooring is generally identified as being made from and with more sustainable resources.
In other words, materials that don’t deplete or permanently damage the environment, such as toxic laminates, or material that is easy to reuse or recycle after its intended purpose.
Here are some fairly common examples of eco-friendly flooring options…
Renewable/Sustainable Flooring Materials
Bamboo and cork are popular natural resources that renew relatively quickly. It should be noted that traditional woods are also renewable, as long as they are managed through sustainable practices.
Before you buy natural flooring products, ask if the harvesting methods are verified through an accredited authority.
Repurposed/Reclaimed Flooring Materials
Flooring made from old building structures (for example: posts, beams, walls and planks) is a viable alternative option vs. grown and harvested resources.
Likewise, recycled glass, plastic and rubber provide ample raw materials for creative flooring effects, and using them also reduces landfill. These products can typically be found through decorative flooring dealers.
Reusable/Recyclable Flooring Materials
When purchasing any product, whether natural, synthetic and/or manufactured, it is important to know that the product can easily be recycled when it is beyond its usefulness, without causing environmental detriment as landfill, especially if it could release undesirable compounds into the air or water that we breathe and drink.
It’s Not Over Yet!
Did you know that it’s not uncommon for people to start feeling a little down at this time of year? That’s probably because they know that summer of coming to an end.
But hey, it’s not over yet!
So I wish you and your family the opportunity to enjoy some more relaxation and sunshine before the busy fall season comes upon us.
A Final Word . . . August
The month of August can be a busy one for many homeowners. This is the time of year when you may be putting the finishing touches on repairs, renovations, or remodelling projects.
And, of course, you will want to wrap those projects up before the Fall comes knocking at your door.
If that’s the case, I may be able to help.
I may not be able to install new light fixtures, or refinish your deck, but I do know many reputable designers, contractors, renovators and other professionals who can.
So, if you’re looking for a recommendation, please give me a call and I may be able to send you a couple of names.
In the meantime, have a great summer. There’s still a few weeks left and, like I said, it’s not over until it’s over!
Do you know what your home is worth?
Call me today for a free consultation, even if you’re not thinking of selling your home right away. I look forward to meeting with you soon.