What makes an eco-friendly floor?

Choosing natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly flooring options is beneficial to both the environmental and your health.

An ever-growing number of people are now making more socially and environmentally conscious buying decisions.

With so many new natural and sustainable products now available on the market, it is easy to upgrade to eco-friendly flooring without compromising on style.

Here are a few things to consider when creating an eco-friendly floor.

Material

Choose flooring that is made from a natural, sustainable, and long-lasting material. Natural flooring is made using fewer volatile organic compounds and toxins, which is not only better for the environment, but for your health too.

There are now plenty of eco-friendly flooring materials to choose from including cork tiles, bamboo floorboards, polished and tinted concrete, natural wool carpet, P.E.T recycled Berber carpet, and reclaimed hardwood floorboards.

Each of these options has its own unique appearance and properties, making it possible to find an eco-friendly flooring suitable for every requirement, aesthetic, and budget.

The other option is to make do with what you already have rather than using more new materials. If you have old tired carpets, try peeling them back to see if they are hiding beautiful floorboards or original tiles that can be restored to their former glory.

Where to buy

Before making a purchase, be sure to shop around and do your research to ensure that you are buying from a business with a good reputation for quality and high social and environmental standards.

Insulation

Did you know that on average about 10% of heat loss occurs through uninsulated floors? Investing in high quality floor insulation can improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint and energy bills.

Here at Beeston Reclamation we regularly update the stock available on our website with different types of environmentally-friendly and sustainable reclaimed flooringincluding tiles and wooden floorboards.