There has been a new shift in the flooring market towards conserving resources. This is in part due to the rising costs of materials, but it is also due to the rising cost to the environment. Green products are made with recyclable materials that are sourced straight from nature. Now you can shop green flooring like cork and bamboo at Ocala Carpet & Tile, the top provider for home floors in Ocala, Silver Springs and Belleview! This simple change to sustainable flooring can change the way that you look at “going green,” and it can improve your home in more ways than you think.
Types of Green Flooring
To help you find that perfect match for your home, our experts have compiled a list of relevant information for you to consider. We carry a dozen different green flooring types and each has a hundred variations, so this is just a taste of the possibilities that our collection has to offer. But it will offer you a place to start! You may even be surprised to see some familiar names mixed in with unfamiliar materials. Here are some of the top types of green flooring that we carry:
Cork: Cork is an interesting choice for any home and has many applications. It is a good replacement for hardwood in homes that are worried about damage to the floors. It muffles sound that might otherwise travel. It also offers increased insulation, which will lower your monthly energy costs. Best of all, it is harvested from living Cork trees, which remain alive even after the bark is stripped for flooring.
Bamboo: Bamboo takes three years to mature, making it a sustainable resource. It is a popular wood substitute and can be stained to closely resemble traditional hardwood. There is no worry about this floor being delicate-- it’s even harder than Oak, one of the most durable woods on the market! It is a beautiful addition to any home and is more cost effective than many other flooring choices.
Linoleum: Linoleum is a surprising green option to many people because of its familiarity as a schoolhouse and hospital flooring staple. This floor is indeed green! It is made with a combination of natural ingredients like linseed oil, wood flour, cork dust, and natural pigments. You have the option to use non-toxic adhesives. This is a floor covering that will last for a long time and stand up to most common wear factors.
Reclaimed Hardwood: Reclaimed hardwood is exactly like regular solid hardwood with the exception that it is recycled. Manufacturers take old hardwood that has been torn from old homes or found in surplus stocks. Then they recut, refinish, and polish the reclaimed wood to a glossy shine and install it in new places! Reclaimed hardwood is more affordable than many other floor coverings and prevents deforestation by recycling resources.
There are more wonderful green flooring options than ever before. Now you can shop for the perfect floor covering for your home at Ocala Carpet & Tile! Find the best deals on quality green products and installation services in Ocala, Silver Springs and Belleview. Shop now online or call (352) 351-4223 to speak with a consultant.