If you are planning to change your floor or carpet, go for such materials, which are safe for your family health and the Earth.
In EPA studies, it is proven that indoor is five times more polluted than the outdoors. The main source of the pollution is out home flooring which contains volatile organic compounds including benzene and formaldehyde. The substance takes many years to dispel. How the carpets pollute the indoor environment, is the most asked question as it used in every house for comfort and style? The carpets are processed by toxic chemicals so it can repel moisture and soil. Plus, it attracts the lawn chemicals, allergens, and VOCs from outside.
The global warming on rise and awareness of the eco-issues has now brought new eco friendly materials in the markets, which are less costly and trendy. To make your home pollutant free, start from flooring your floor by eco friendly flooring. The eco friendly flooring is now available as stylist and colorful as you want them. They look very attractive and are healthy for your family. Here are some eco friendly flooring options you can use for your home, and if you any other material which is eco friendly, you can leave a comment below.
Bamboo flooring looks very stylish, elegant, and attractive, plus it’s stable, durable, water resistant and anti-microbial. It is stronger than the maple and harder than red oak of northern. In addition relatively to the conventional hardwood floors, it survives more. The production of the bamboo is also more compared to wood, as it does not take time to grow.
The Linoleum comprises of cork, jute, linseed, tree rosin and limestone, which gives it life span to survive more than 40 years. It sis non-toxic, anti-microbial, biodegradable and simple to maintain. In addition to it, you can get it in different colors, borders and patterns. It can be also used for walls and countertops, for both commercial and residential use. It costs less than the hardwood flooring.
Though softwoods are not often considered idyllic flooring material, but for many reasons cork are considered excellent choice. The natural flexibility of cork is really comfortable; the wood gives acoustic insulation and thermal; and the long-lasting floors pull through well from marks made by high heels or furniture. The floors won’t attract dust; natural insect repellant are fire-resistant; and are fire-resistant as it is hypoallergenic. The floors come from the tree bark of cork oak, which after every three years grow back.
These are few to name among the collection of eco friendly flooring, which you can use to keep your home pollutant free and eco friendly. Go Green!