Green Kitchen Remodeling: Flooring
Isn’t it wonderful to be able to remodel your kitchen and then go ahead and do it environmentally friendly, as well? The best thing about a kitchen remodel is that besides all the fun you get to have, you get to recreate every nook and corner of your kitchen to show up eco-friendly, too.
When it comes to a kitchen remodel, everything from flooring to ceiling comes in eco-friendly materials, making green remodeling a breeze. A kitchen upgrade with eco-friendly flooring makes life happier, as well.
Of course, when it comes to eco-friendly flooring, you want something a little nicer than a mud floor; after all, we no longer live in cave man days. And, let’s face it; eco-friendly flooring has come a long way since then. You certainly have your choice of style, color, fabrics, and so much more.
Whether you live in an apartment, townhouse, or own your own home, green flooring options are abundant.
Bamboo may be a little more costly what with its shipping concerns, however, bamboo flooring is a favorite amongst home remodelers seeking to go and stay green. Bamboo offers durability and is a renewable resource.
Cork is another wonderful choice of renewable resourcing for eco-friendly flooring. It comes from the cork oak and thankfully is easy enough to clean. It also feels quite nice underfoot. Cork has a way of keeping pests away, as well. I don’t know about you, but I feel this is an added bonus in and of itself.
When it comes to linoleum, you will find a long-lasting, durable and clean choice of flooring. Linoleum from years ago is certainly not the same as linoleum today. You have an abundance of choices.
One of the oldest and best types of flooring still around is the good old-fashioned wooden flooring. With a timeless look and classic beauty all its own; repurposed or refurbished wood has a way of making your floors outshine the others.
If you do choose wood floors, however, be sure to steer away from chemicals such as polyurethane coating or formaldehyde when purchasing same.
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Tile and Stone
There are some companies that are creatively engineering tile from recycled glass. These floors are amazingly beautiful and last quite a long time. They are easy to clean and durable, as well.
Stone is another great choice; however when choosing stone, try to choose stone that is local due to the exorbitant shipping costs due to its heavy weight. Stone is also durable and looks amazing.
So, if you have not made up your mind yet about which type of flooring you wish to use, you certainly have your choices. And the good news is that once you have chosen your floor, your bevy of choices is not over yet. You can also choose throw rugs made from cotton, hemp, and even wool to put the finishing touches on your new eco-friendly flooring.
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