Carpet, tile, hardwood, vinyl, stone—there are countless flooring options available to match any aesthetic. But which materials have the least impact on our environment? At Floor Coverings International Southlake, our flooring experts work hard to find the best material for your space. Since more and more Southlake families are seeking out ecofriendly flooring, we’ve put together a list of our favorite options:
Our customers love the soft look and feel that cork provides. This durable, long lasting material has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity, which comes as no surprise given its many benefits. Water resistant and durable, it’s a great option for homeowners with children or pets. It is also comfortable to stand on for long periods of time, making it an excellent choice for a kitchen or home gym. Most importantly, cork is sustainably harvested from bark, causing minimal damage to the tree.
If you’re looking for an excellent hardwood alternative with similar traits to oak and maple, bamboo is a great option. Like cork, bamboo is harvested without the need for replanting. Most bamboo grows very quickly and only takes three to five years to reach maturity whereas hardwood trees require 20 to 30 years before harvest. This affordable, low maintenance option is available in a variety of finishes and can add style to any room.
Recycled rubber has long been used in commercial and industrial spaces, but it is increasingly making its way into homes. Made from recycled tires, this material is exceptionally durable and will stand up to decades of heavy use, making it a good option for a porch or mudroom. It is also a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms due to its great sound dampening qualities and water resistance. Plus, it’s comfortable to stand on when you’re doing dishes or brushing your teeth. We carry a variety of colors and sizes to compliment any decor.
Many Southlake homeowners use laminate to create warm, stylish spaces. This sustainable material is easy to clean and can faithfully match the look of real hardwood without stretching your budget. We partner with Armstrong and Shaw Floors to offer you environmentally friendly laminate. These suppliers employ efficient processes to produce more flooring from less wood. Additionally, their products can be installed without adhesives that emit hazardous fumes.
If you’re in the market for gorgeous, sustainable flooring, the experts at Floor Coverings International Southlake are at your service. Give us a call today to book your free, in-home, design consultation.
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