Eco-friendly Flooring Options for a Sustainable Home

17th November

While changes can often feel overwhelming, it’s up to us to create a better future and that should start with paying more attention to the little and daily choices we make. If you value sustainability, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of ways you can make your home more sustainable, from the products you use on a daily basis to the type of flooring you choose.

We’re here to make your job easier and we’ve gathered our top eco-friendly flooring options that will make your home brighter and your life better:

  1. Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered wood flooring is a great alternative to solid wood flooring as its appearance is similar whilst it can withstand high levels of moisture and changes in temperature too.

Engineered wood floors are made up of high-quality plywood core which is the base layer that the decorative layer is then bonded to. This core provides the strength and stability to the overall floor. A decorative layer of pre-finished fine hardwood is above the core and is what makes this flooring appear like solid wood.

Additionally, engineered wood is highly durable and a much more sustainable choice than solid wood is, hence why it’s a great eco-friendly option to help you live more sustainably.

  1. Laminate Flooring

If you want to add style and value to your home while keeping the look and feel of wood floors, then why not consider laminate flooring?

With the look and texture of a wood or stone floor, laminate flooring is available in different thicknesses, widths and lengths, making it a great versatile flooring choice with a range of durability.

Each piece of laminate floor consists of four elements with the first being a resin top layer, which can be textured and makes the floor tough and easier to maintain. Below this top layer is a printed décor layer which features a high-definition digital reproduction of the desired wood or stone appearance, which is then sandwiched above a strong high-density fibreboard (HDF) core.

The best thing about laminate flooring? Thanks to new technologies within manufacturing processes, up to 85% of laminate flooring can now be recycled.

  1. Vinyl Flooring

While it might be hard to believe, vinyl flooring can, in fact, represent an eco-friendly option for your living environment.

Many vinyl options come with a built in anti-bacterial property throughout their construction, and as it is an incredibly resilient synthetic product, it can withstand moisture heavy environments as well as being waterproof.

Known for its high durability, vinyl flooring can last for decades, meaning you won’t need to replace it very often – or even not at all. As a result, you’ll help reduce the carbon footprint involved in disposing of flooring products.

Thanks to the selection of different design and colour choices available with smooth vinyl, this flooring solution can suit many different areas, making it ideal for more than one room in your house.

Regardless of your flooring choice or budget, we will have a product to suit so get in touch with us today to get started on your next home project.