Eco Friendly Flooring

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Eco Friendly Flooring

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Eco-friendly flooring options are rapidly gaining in popularity. When you see some of the choices that are available today, you may have a better understanding of why these green choices are becoming so popular.

Eco Flooring Samples

Eco Friendly Flooring Samples

As you choose new flooring for you home, don't forget to consider the environment. For many years, carpeting was the floor covering of choice for many people, but it's known now that carpet has some serious issues.

One of the major issues is off-gassing, which is what happens when vapors from the glue used to lay it enter the air in your home. It's also now known that carpet is a safe haven for allergens, dust mites, and pet dander. If you've ever seen water that's been used to clean a carpet, you might think twice about using it in your home!

Some traditionally used hard floor coverings are concerning as well.  As concern about the environment grows, hardwood becomes less popular because of the trees required to create it. Raised concern over the future of natural resources has many people thinking twice about marble and travertine flooring as well.

Some manufactured flooring, including vinyl, is just plain bad for the environment and the chemicals it lets off during and after installation are harmful to the occupants of a home.

Thankfully, there are many other alternatives on the market today! Consider the following eco friendly flooring options before making a choice about new flooring in your home. Green Living Made Easy has information on all of them.

Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring

Cork Flooring

Probably the most sought after eco friendly flooring on the market right now, cork flooring is great for a number of reasons. First of all, it's extremely green. It's also attractive, moderately priced, and easy to install.

If you are interested in Cork Flooring for you home, be sure to take a look at our page dedicated to cork. You'll learn how it's made, what it costs, the different options available, and even get some installation tips.

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo is an extremely renewable material that's now being used to make all sorts of things, ranging from sheets to clothing, and counter tops to Eco-friendly flooring.  We love bamboo because it's strong, it's eco friendly, and it looks great. If you are considering bamboo as a flooring option, there are some items that you should take into consideration. We'll explain them all in our section dedicated to Bamboo Flooring.

Recycled Glass Tiles

Recycled Glass Tiles

Recycled Glass Tile

If you want something different in a bathroom or kitchen, Eco-friendly flooring made from recycled glass may be a perfect choice for you. Check out our Recycled Glass Tile flooring section to learn more about this great option, including information about where to buy it and what it will cost you.

Concrete Flooring

Another popular flooring option today is concrete. Until people realize how pretty concrete can be when stained or colored, they often think that it's a tacky choice. However concrete has lots of benefits - it's extremely cheap if it's installed when your house is built. It can also help to cut down on heating and cooling costs as it absorbs the heat of the sun and releases it when needed.

Check out our section on Concrete Flooring to learn about all the benefits, including information on radiant in-floor heating, cost, and stain options.

Linoleum Eco Flooring

Reclaimed And Sustainable Hardwood

Reclaimed And Sustainable Hardwood

If you love hardwood and just have to have it, you may want to consider reclaimed wood or wood that's been grown in a managed forest. Both options are greener than some other hardwood alternatives and can allow you to enjoy the beauty of hardwood without the concern that you may be harming the environment.

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Green Living Made Easy breaks it all down for you in our section dedicated to reclaimed and Sustainable Hardwood Flooring options. You'll find plenty of information on choose hardwood and what makes it green.

Recycled Metal Flooring

If you want an Eco Friendly Flooring that is fun and different, recycled metal tile may be perfect for you.  It looks great in homes with a contemporary flavor and it's definitely an eco friendly flooring option.

We've done all the research on this eco friendly floor option. Our page on Recycled Metal Tile flooring breaks it all down for you. We'll warn you now that the prices are jaw dropping!

Linoleum Eco Flooring

Linoleum Eco Friendly Flooring


You may have forgotten about linoleum back in the 70's, but it's actually an extremely eco friendly floor option. A great choice for a playroom, bathroom, or office area, this flooring is biodegradable and very environmentally friendly.

We explain how it's made as well as key benefits and pricing information. Just visit the Linoleum flooring section to get all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Natural Wood Carpeting And Rugs

Natural Wood Carpeting And Rugs

Wool Carpeting

For people who just have to have carpet, wool remains the best option on the market today. It's far more eco friendly than any other carpet and it has the added benefit of lasting much longer. It's definitely more expensive than most other carpet on the market, but the increased cost is well worth it over the life of the flooring.

If you're planning to install this eco friendly flooring option, there are some important things you need to know about the backing of the carpet and what's used during installation. We explain it all in our section on Wool Carpeting.