6 Reasons to Switch to Environmentally Friendly Flooring
The flooring in your home sees a lot of foot traffic. Why not invest in something that will last, cost you less in the long run, and keep your family happy and healthy?
Transform your home’s look and feel with environmentally friendly flooring as well as environmentally friendly wood floor finish from Eco-Building Products. Thanks to our wide range of green building products, you can walk on stunning floors without breathing in toxic chemicals from floor finishes and cleaners. Featuring long-lasting durability and providing immediate and long-term health benefits, you’ll notice the high return on investment right away.
Without further ado, here are just a few reasons why you should make the switch to sustainable flooring. Trust us, with the proper materials and products, you’ll never stop loving the way your new green floors look and feel.
It is made from the good stuff
The best eco-friendly flooring options are made from naturally derived ingredients. Let’s take marmoleum flooring, for example. Some of the materials used in Forbo marmoleum flooring are cork, linseed oil, pine rosin, wood flour, and limestone. One of the main ingredients, cork, can last for decades, and it’s known to reduce allergens. Another one of the ingredients, linseed oil, continually oxidizes, which prevents dust and bacteria from becoming airborne, overall improving air quality. If you’re searching for an alternative to vinyl flooring, consider enhancing the rooms in your home with marmoleum linoleum. Other all-natural options include bamboo and glass tile flooring.
Your home is important, and as such, you pay close attention to the paint and furniture you use. Isn’t it time you consider the flooring as well? It can make a huge difference in your home’s indoor air quality.
It is easy to install, clean, and maintain
Adapting to new floors might seem daunting at first, especially if you’re not sure what to expect in terms of installation and maintenance. However, installing and cleaning eco-friendly floors couldn’t be easier.
Most eco-friendly floors are installed using click-together systems or low VOC sealants and adhesives. Within hours, you’ll have beautiful new wood or tile.
Carpet attracts stains and mats down after a while, which makes maintenance a pain. Conversely, it’s much easier to clean environmentally friendly flooring, such as marmoleum click flooring and eco-friendly hardwood flooring; a dust mop and a damp mop are all you need.
Protecting environmentally friendly flooring is easy as well—and we have some products that can help! You can apply Rubio Monocoat in just one application and notice a gorgeous satin wood floor finish. In addition to Rubio oil finish, we carry AFM and Vermont Natural Coating environmentally friendly wood floor finishes. Simply three coats (although we recommend four!) and expect durable floors that can effortlessly be repaired and cleaned. In fact, any of the products in our selection can cut time and ease frustration.
It improves your home’s indoor air quality
Are you wondering how you can reduce asthma and allergy symptoms while simultaneously preventing severe illnesses? The answer might lay in your flooring.
Using Rubio Monocoat oil finish keeps VOCs out of the home. VOCs are chemicals that become gases at room temperature. When you use products that “off-gas,” people and pets are more susceptible to health issues. According to the EPA, some serious off-gassing side effects include:
- Skin irritation
- Liver and kidney damage
- Cognitive disorders, such as memory loss
One product that will help you avoid off-gassing is AFM Safe Seal. For over 30 years, AFM has worked to create a line of non-toxic paints, finishes, and sealers. We also recommend the AFM Hard Seal, which will seal in VOCs and prevent off-gassing. AFM Safecoat products, as well as numerous other products in our inventory, are safe for kids, adults, and pets.
When you use green building products, you protect your home and those inside it, making every deep breath of fresh, clean air that much better.
It looks great
Little compares to the sight of rich, dark hardwood throughout your living space. There’s also something so calming about glass tiles in your bathrooms. It’s hard to deny the aesthetic difference the right flooring style can make, and eco-friendly flooring in particular can especially pull a room together.
Once your floor is installed, why not enhance it? Many of the products we offer don’t completely cover up surfaces, so the natural beauty will show through. For instance, the Rubio Monocoat offers a matte finish without a thick, protective polyurethane coating.
Green flooring has a beauty of its own that’s subtle yet pronounced. There’s an amazing feeling that comes with a simple flooring choice, such as reclaimed wood or even cork. This is because no matter the décor or furniture you own, you can trust that eco-friendly floors will perfectly accompany both.
It is durable and protective
Because we walk on flooring every single day, it’s best to opt for something that’s heavy-duty. A couple of our recommendations include Forbo marmoleum flooring and Duro Design cork flooring, but there are several other eco-friendly options that are all tough enough for everyday living. Linoleum and cork flooring tile are both used in a variety of applications, because they’re known for their incredible strength and durability.
In terms of products to supplement your flooring, AFM Safecoat has finishes that add to the lifespan of your floors. We love both our AFM BP Polyureseal and Vermont Natural Coatings. They are both beautiful and durable spin-offs from conventional polyurethanes containing higher levels of VOCs.
It is affordable
You might think that using reclaimed flooring products can cost a fortune, but you can start your flooring installation project at less than $10 per square foot, and it’ll pay for itself in the long run. You’re looking at numerous years of durability and shine! Check our specific pricing details; we often get great deals on gorgeous reclaimed hardwood flooring and pass the savings on to our customers.
Additionally, if you need any finishes, Eco-Building Products often has sales on what you need to keep your glistening floors protected.
At Eco-Building Products, we believe in beautiful environmentally friendly flooring. We carry many of the products mentioned in this blog post. Shop our green building products today.