There are many green flooring options on the market that offer significant advantages over traditional flooring – both for you and for the environment. Here are the types of eco floors that general contractors in Maine are working with on green projects:
Sustainable & Renewable: There are many eco floors that are made from sustainable and renewable materials. Bamboo is a fast growing naturally sustainable plant that creates a look similar to hardwood. Cork comes from the bark of a tree and is able to be harvested and regrow without cutting down the tree.
Recycled: Many traditional flooring options can be made from recycled materials without sacrificing look or performance. In fact, recycled carpet is often preferable to traditional new carpet because it is pften made using low or no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds).
Reclaimed or Repurposed: Taken from a previous space and reused in a new space, this is perhaps the most eco friendly choice. It also creates a one of a kind look in your living space, like reclaimed wood from a barn as an eco floor.
The above green flooring options are just a few examples of the plethora of eco floors on the market right now. With so many choices available, you won’t have to sacrifice your design aesthetic to save the planet. For more information, contact your general contractor in Maine.