A Look at Green Flooring Options for Your Home

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If you are interested in building a green home or renovating an existing structure so that it is more environmentally friendly there are many choices that you need to make. One important decision is what kind of flooring you use in your home. There are many options to choose from and the key is to learn more about them and choose the option that is best for you.

What makes certain flooring materials "greener" than others
There are several different criteria that make certain flooring materials greener than others. One is that they do not release harmful chemicals into your home. The other is that they do not use a large amount of water or energy in the manufacturing process. Another is that it is made from materials that are salvaged or recycled and thereby conserves natural resources.

You want to make sure that your flooring materials do not emit any harmful chemicals. The emission of these harmful fumes is known as off-gassing. Studies have shown that some housing materials can severely contaminate the air in your home. In some cases it means that the air inside a home can actually end up being more contaminated or polluted than the air outside may be.

Flooring options you may want to consider
The type of flooring you will want in your home often varies from room to room. For example, you may love the idea of wooden flooring in a living room, family room or bedroom but want to use other materials in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. Therefore, you may need to source out several different types of fl

If you are interested in building a green home or renovating an existing structure so that it is more environmentally friendly there are many choices that you need to make. One important decision is what kind of flooring you use in your home. There are many options to choose from and the key is to learn more about them and choose the option that is best for you.


What makes certain flooring materials "greener" than others

There are several different criteria that make certain flooring materials greener than others. One is that they do not release harmful chemicals into your home. The other is that they do not use a large amount of water or energy in the manufacturing process. Another is that it is made from materials that are salvaged or recycled and thereby conserves natural resources.


You want to make sure that your flooring materials do not emit any harmful chemicals. The emission of these harmful fumes is known as off-gassing. Studies have shown that some housing materials can severely contaminate the air in your home. In some cases it means that the air inside a home can actually end up being more contaminated or polluted than the air outside may be.


Flooring options you may want to consider

The type of flooring you will want in your home often varies from room to room. For example, you may love the idea of wooden flooring in a living room, family room or bedroom but want to use other materials in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms. Therefore, you may need to source out several different types of flooring materials so that your home is as functional as possible.


If you are looking for flooring for a kitchen or bathroom you may want to consider concrete flooring. This can be made with recycled industrial ash so that it is more environmentally friendly. Good quality linoleum flooring that is not made from synthetic vinyl is a surprisingly eco-friendly choice. It will not off-gas (emit harmful gasses) and is very durable. It is also made from organic materials.


You may want to consider bamboo flooring for a living room, dining room or bedroom. In order for it to be environmentally friendly you need to choose flooring made from mature bamboo. You need to make sure that it comes from a reputable green supplier and avoid flooring that is poor in quality and made with toxic ingredients.


Taking the time to learn more about green flooring options is worthwhile. That way you know that the floors you walk on are not harming your health in any way.

 

ooring materials so that your home is as functional as possible.

If you are looking for flooring for a kitchen or bathroom you may want to consider concrete flooring. This can be made with recycled industrial ash so that it is more environmentally friendly. Good quality linoleum flooring that is not made from synthetic vinyl is a surprisingly eco-friendly choice. It will not off-gas (emit harmful gasses) and is very durable. It is also made from organic materials.

You may want to consider bamboo flooring for a living room, dining room or bedroom. In order for it to be environmentally friendly you need to choose flooring made from mature bamboo. You need to make sure that it comes from a reputable green supplier and avoid flooring that is poor in quality and made with toxic ingredients.

Taking the time to learn more about green flooring options is worthwhile. That way you know that the floors you walk on are not harming your health in any way.

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This article was published on 2011/07/18