The time when the term “eco-friendly flooring” meant boring, dull, and uninteresting is long gone! More and more designers are creating eco-friendly flooring options that are equally beautiful and trendy as they are gentle on the environment. Here are some helpful tips on choosing the best eco-friendly flooring for your home or office, and what options are available.
What Is Eco-Friendly Flooring?
Eco-friendly flooring refers to flooring options that are safe for the environment. Such flooring should be durable so it does not need frequent replacement, and it should be produced locally to limit the amount of fossil fuels required to ship the product. Eco-friendly flooring should be made of recycled material and renewable materials, and it should not add toxins to the air inside the home or office space.
Tips for Choosing the Best Eco-Friendly Flooring
Today, there is much more information on choosing the right eco-friendly flooring for your home or office than there was in the past. One popular piece of advice is to stick with the flooring you already have. Older houses can be hidden gems if their original floorboards or parquet flooring is sanded, varnished, stained, or painted. All these floors need is a little revamping and they will look brand new.
Another good tip is to choose reclaimed flooring. Adding period features back into an older property can add value and increase your home or office’s appeal when the time comes to sell. Out of the flooring options, natural options like wood and carpet are always best.
Eco-Friendly Flooring Options at Centura Tile
Across Century Tile’s 14 locations in Canada, you will find a huge selection of product offerings including eco-friendly flooring options. Here are some of the most popular environmentally-conscious items we have at our showrooms and warehouses.
For decades, carpet has been a favourite for most homes. Its soft feel is comfortable to walk and sit on, and it comes in a range of patterns, colours, and textures. Carpets also improve air quality in your home by trapping dust particles, reducing the amount of dust circulating in the air until it is vacuumed away. Our selection for eco-friendly carpet flooring includes options made from recycled materials like plastic bottles, while other can be recycled into new carpet time after time, which keeps them out of landfills. We also provide natural wool carpets, which are easy to clean and very durable. Eco-friendly carpets will have a positive impact on the health of your home, your family, and the environment, all without compromising the style of your space.
FiberFloor or Vinyl Flooring
With beautiful high-end styles available offering wood and stone looks as well as classic designs, Tarkett FiberFloor is another great option to add to an eco-friendly interior design. This material is hypoallergenic and easy to clean without the use of harsh chemicals. Fiberfloor comes in several variations with different thicknesses for added durability and cushion. The entire collection is asthma- and allergy-free and FloorScore-certified, making it the perfect option for healthier indoor air quality so you can feel confident about your family’s safety.
Make Your Floors Eco-Friendly with Centura Tile
The latest trend is going natural, and the same applies for home renovations. Switching to eco-friendly floors, or revamping the floors you already have, will not only reduce your negative impact on the environment, it will also give you the satisfaction of knowing your home is a healthier environment.
The experts at Centura Tile are trained and equipped to help you find eco-friendly options for your floors and walls. Since 1933, we have been leaders in the flooring and installation sector, and we are trained and equipped to walk you through the renovation process. Just drop by any of our locations, and you will see our high-quality product range that includes flooring sheet vinyl, laminate, tile, porcelain, carpet, and more. To learn more about our wall tile options, contact us today.