If you subscribe to a green lifestyle, sustainable flooring is something to consider installing in your Brandon, FL home. In addition to being eco-friendly, choosing sustainable products means selecting those that are high quality and built to last. Of course, you’ll want to select an option that’s aesthetically pleasing too. World of Floors Florida Brandon invites you to check out these top three sustainable flooring options and see which work for you.
Sustainable Flooring Choices
It’s not just for wine bottles anymore! Cork is a relative newcomer to flooring in the United States. However, it’s been used in Europe since the turn of the century. Perhaps that’s because it’s harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree commonly found in Mediterranean forests. No trees are cut down to harvest the bark which grows back every three years, making it an excellent renewable source. Cork is a great material for floors – it has excellent thermal and acoustical qualities, it’s beautiful, lightweight, warm to the touch, fire and insect-resistant and has anti-microbial properties that reduce allergens in the home. Cork can be finished in a variety of paints and stains to suit any color scheme or design. Its durability allows for use in any part of your Brandon interior design.
This is not your grandmother’s linoleum. Believe it or not, this sustainable floor product has been around since the 1860s. Made from dried and milled flax seeds mixed with other plant materials (pine resins, wood flour, ground cork) with a jute backing, linoleum is comprised of completely natural materials all from renewable sources and 100% biodegradable. Like cork, it’s fire retardant and water resistant. Linoleum lost market share to vinyl in the 1940s, but vinyl has recently fallen out of favor due to the harmful chemicals used to produce it. With the emphasis on green living and sustainable products, linoleum has reemerged in bright vibrant colors. Linoleum is long-lasting and durable making it an excellent choice for floors.
If you’d like to incorporate a unique design while being environmentally responsible, recycled glass tiles may be for you. This renewable source is a great option for floors and walls in the bathroom and kitchen. Glass won’t mold or mildew in damp environments. It’s easy to maintain and doesn’t stain. It comes in an infinite array of colors, patterns and finishes making it suitable for any design. Unlike ceramic tile, glass reflects light rather than absorbing it which adds a layer of light to your room. Between the myriad of colors and light reflection and refraction, your Brandon interior design can become a work of fine art.
Call a Professional to Help You Install Your Tile Flooring
World of Floors Florida in Brandon, FL can help you enrich your home’s beauty with sustainable flooring that adds character. Our design team will help you decide which type of material suits your home and your family’s lifestyle best, conduct in-home measurements and installation, and even help with financing by providing flexible options that work for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or leave a comment below this post with any questions you have.