Green guide for floors
A comprehensive list of five tips for environmentally friendly floors has been published by www.sustainablefloors.co.uk to help customers hoping to find floors with green credentials.
The list is billed as the top 5 eco-friendly flooring options and is designed to guide buyers through the minefield of which floors are actually as environmentally beneficial as they claim to be.
The guide defines an eco-friendly floor as one which is ‘made from renewable materials that have been sustainably harvested, with minimal damage to the environment and which will biodegrade when disposed of’.
Sustainable Floors suggest cork or bamboo floors, which are both a naturally renewable resource which makes an ideal alternative to solid wood floors, which many people choose to steer clear of when choosing a sustainable flooring option.
However, wood is included on the list as it is now easier than ever before to get timber which has been derived from a sustainable source.
Natural options of linoleum and carpet are also recommended as responsible alternatives to synthetic products.While the guide acknowledges that there are many other factors to consider, for instance cost and design, these sustainable products are increasingly popular across the market.