Eco-Friendly Flooring

Eco-Friendly Flooring

Sustainable flooring materials reduce the demand on the ecosystem by providing products that are made from environmentally-friendly materials that can also extend the floors’ lifespan and provide a healthier home. Flooring materials should be procured and manufactured in a responsible manner, and are offered in a wide variety of styles and finishes. While it provides an atmosphere and gives homes identity, it is also low maintenance and durable. There are 3 main types of flooring that offer sustainable building materials: Hardwood floors, ceramic floor tiles and carpet floors.

Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are made from durable, eco-friendly materials that are low maintenance.

  • Eco-friendly materials contain low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which leads to better indoor air quality.
  • Ideal for sustainability and contributes to low environmental impact.
  • Consider upgrading your floors to hardwood where possible.

Tips on maintenance:

  • Remove dirt and other particles with simple brush and water.
  • Does not require any additional treatment beyond normal cleaning.

Sustainable Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic floor tiles are versatile and help beautify your home while being low maintenance.

  • Made from non-toxic plentiful, natural materials low VOCs emissions, and contributes to better indoor air quality.
  • Easy to clean and does not require harsh, chemical based solutions for maintenance.

Tips on maintenance:

  • Regularly sweep, vacuum, and clean your ceramic tile floors with a damp mop.
  • Remove dirt and debris before it becomes embedded in the tile or grout.
  • Mop with warm water that is mixed with cup of white vinegar for an effective, odor-eliminating cleaner.
  • Use only eco-friendly cleaners to minimize your tiles’ and homes’ carbon-footprint.

Sustainable Carpet Flooring

Carpet flooring is versatile and comfortable. It’s easy maintenance, value and high performance makes carpet a convenience choice for most home interiors.

  • Carpet materials are made with low VOCs to reduce environmental impact and contribute to better indoor air quality.
  • Carpets are tested and passed by the Indoor Air Quality Carpet Testing Program. Green Label/Green Label Plus ensure that customers are receiving the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion on the market.

Tips on maintenance:

  • Regular thorough vacuuming and occasional deep cleaning is recommended.
  • In the event of stain, stain removers can be used; however, it is recommended that a discrete area be tested first. Avoid perfluorochemical (PFC) cleaners.