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Consider These 8 Eco-Friendly Flooring Types for your Next Project!

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Eco-friendly flooring has come a long way since the bland options your parents might have had. As time has past, the desire for environmentally responsible flooring has exploded. More and more homeowners in Maryland, and across the Nation, have made the conscious decision to use a flooring that is better for the environment. Thus, the options for eco-friendly floors have increased, and become more and more beautiful. Consider these 8 eco-conscious flooring options for your next home flooring project.


Arguably the most popular of the environmentally safe flooring options is bamboo. Bamboo is considered a wood flooring option, however, bamboo is technically a grass. Its durability coupled with its incredible sustainability make it one of the most renewable, and again, popular of the environmental friendly flooring options. Bamboo is also versatile because it comes in countless colors and textures, there is quite literally a bamboo flooring option to suit anyone’s style.


Cork is a relatively new flooring option, its popularity is climbing and is perhaps an alternative to the more popular bamboo flooring material. Cork comes from the bark of the cork oak tree, the trees are not cut down to harvest this material and the bark grows back, making it highly sustainable flooring. It also has anti-microbial properties, reduces home allergens, is fire resistant, and repels insects, so one might ask: Is there anything cork can’t do?


This may be the first you are hearing of glass flooring, but it is becoming more and more popular. There are recycling plants in the United States which turn glass beer and wine bottles into beautiful glass floor tiles. Glass has very similar benefits to other eco-friendly floors, it is also non-absorbent and won’t grow mold or mildew, making it excellent for bathrooms and kitchens.


Concrete isn’t just for garage floors and basements anymore, concrete is now a versatile and artistic option for any room of your home. Concrete can be stained and polished to create one of a kind colors and textures for a unique looking floor. Concrete is durable, easy to clean, and never needs to be replaced.


This isn’t your grandmothers yellow linoleum flooring. The preferred flooring of the 40’s all the way through the 70’s, linoleum has actually come a long way and is more versatile than ever! Linoleum is made from linseed oil, cork dust, tree resins, wood flour, and ground limestone. Similar to cork, it is fire retardant and water resistant, and comes in any color and style you could dream up.

P.E.T. Berber

P.E.T. (Polyester) Berber carpeting is one of the few sustainable carpet options to choose from. This berber carpeting is made of recycled plastic bottles and has minimal impact on the environment. For every plastic bottle used to create this carpeting there is one less out there in the landfill! This carpet is spill resistant and comes in many color options. While very economical, consider that this carpet option does snag easily and is not good for pets with claws, it is also not a soft carpet option which can turn some people off.


There are several rubber flooring options on the market right now such as rubber tiles or rubber mixtures which can be spread on floors like concrete. Rubber flooring is made from recycled rubber and is commonly found in gyms, amusement parks, and playgrounds, but is slowly making it’s way into American homes. Rubber floors are usually found in garages but don’t be surprised if you start hearing about them popping up in homes in 2017.

Reclaimed Hardwood

While not technically considered eco-friendly due to deforesting concerns, reclaimed hardwood can be a very safe option if salvaged from old barns and buildings. It is always more effective for the earth to reuse something. Salvaged wood can be quite impressive as each piece is unique, it creates an amazing look that is finding it’s way into many a home.

If you want your next home flooring project to be eco-friendly, you can count on Genesis Flooring America to have the most trendy and up and coming eco-safe flooring options available for you. Visit our Maryland show room and ask a flooring expert which environmentally conscious flooring is right for you and your home. Contact Genesis Flooring America with all of your flooring questions at 410-552-6410 or contact us online.


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