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Sustainable Floor Guide

Posted on April 8th, 2011 In: News, Wood Floor Restorations News

Flooring website sustainablefloors.co.uk has published a list of tips for customers who are looking for new flooring options that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. The company has published a list of the top five best options for ‘green’ floors. It is intended to help buyers find out what it is they are really buying, considering that, there appear to be many ‘environmentally friendly’ flooring options out there that turn out to be not quite as green as they would like to make out to their customers.

According to the new guide, sustainable and eco-friendly flooring should fit the criteria of being one that is “made from renewable materials that have been sustainably harvested, with minimal damage to the environment and which will biodegrade when disposed of”.

Cork and bamboo flooring is high on the list of suggestions, since both are a naturally renewable resource. Many look to such types of flooring as an alternative to solid wood floors, particularly when their wood floors become damaged and would otherwise be in need of some kind of wood floor restoration, yet ironically enough solid wood flooring is now back on the list of environmentally friendly flooring thanks to the fact that acquiring wood that comes from a more sustainable source is now much more possible than was once the case. Other flooring options recommended by the website include the likes of linoleum and carpet. The website notes that while cost and design are still probably the most important factors when choosing flooring for most consumers, the sustainable options are becoming more and more popular.

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