Are you looking to take the sustainable route on your next project? If so, here are three flooring options that will leave you feeling good, and not guilty about your flooring choices!
Cork flooring is a great sustainable alternative to wood. Cork is essentially just bark from the cork oak tree, after removing the bark, it grows back within 9 years!
Aside from its eco-friendliness, cork is known to be durable, easy to clean, soft on your feet, and a wonderful absorber of sound. say good-bye to your creaky floorboards!
2. Bamboo Flooring
Bamboo flooring is not only stylish and inexpensive but it also grows abundantly and quickly.
Bamboo can grow up to twenty feet in a single year; this is amazing considering that it takes other hardwood trees decades to grow to a harvestable point.
3. Coconut Palm Tree Flooring
Coconut palm trees grow very rapidly; reaching maturity in just 5-6 years! Their rapid growth classifies them as a renewable and sustainable resource. Generally, coconut palms are not harvested for their timber until they have stopped producing fruit, which generally isn’t for 60 to 70 years. Once they have become senile, they are cut down and replanted. Rather than discarding all of the timber, they are now using it to create sustainable flooring. Local communities in countries such as Indonesia can then benefit from this resource and improve their livelihood! I don’t know about you, but this sounds wonderful! Not to mention, coconut palm tree flooring has a beautiful and exotic pattern and has competitive prices.
And Just for Fun:
Vintage leather belts repurposed to make beautiful and intricate flooring!