Going green has become a popular choice among many Concord homeowners, and for good reason! Eco-friendly flooring is a safe, healthy option for environmental sustainability. Floor Coverings International Concord, MA is all for preserving the environment, so let’s talk about what it means to go green!
Many carpets are made from natural fibers without treatment by harmful chemicals. There is a diverse line of natural carpet styles and colors to choose from. When your old natural carpet has finally reached the end of its lifespan, it can be recycled into new fibers, ready to carpet another home.
Otherwise, most discarded carpet ends up in a landfill with an approximate lifespan of 20,000 years! Recycled and natural carpets are typically less expensive than their counterparts, so you get to preserve the environment for less.
The most eco-friendly option for hardwood-like flooring is bamboo, which is highly sustainable. Bamboo grows so quickly that there is no concern about the elimination of natural forests. While technically a grass, bamboo floors tend to last longer than many other wood floors, and are just as tough, if not tougher, than many conventional hardwood types. Bamboo is also naturally resistant to threats like insects, mold, and water.
Cork is not what most people think of when it comes to flooring. But in fact, cork is a surprisingly durable and resilient flooring material. Derived from the rapidly regenerating bark of the cork oak tree, it is naturally elastic.
Since it’s constructed from the stripped bark, the heartwood stays intact and the tree can continue to grow. The elasticity makes it naturally comfortable and able to withstand heavy furniture. Once furniture is relocated or removed, a cork floor can bounce right back! Cork is also hypo-allergenic, so you don’t have to worry about dust.
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Our passion for quality flooring is also highly sustainable! Contact Floor Coverings International Concord, MA online, or via the number below, for your free in-home design consultation with our mobile showroom. Let’s protect the environment together. Proudly serving those in the Concord, Woburn, Lexington, Chelmsford areas.
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