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Our Top Flooring Picks for the Environmentally Conscious

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Eco Friendly Flooring OptionsHomeowners are now factoring sustainability, longevity and health concerns when selecting which type of flooring to install in their San Diego home. While each homeowner’s decision will be determined by personal factors such as budget and lifestyle, those with allergies and those concerned with durability have found a friend in sustainable flooring. Thinking about upgrading the floors in your home? Check out our top picks for eco-friendly flooring in San Diego.

The cork flooring style has gained popularity around the world for its ease of maintenance and extremely sustainable harvesting process. While cork is harvested from an oak tree, the trees can grow back within three years making it a renewable source. Other benefits of cork include having fire resistant properties, a lifespan of up to 30 years and the ability to repel allergens. Homeowners who have a high interest in design are also satisfied cork floors are extremely versatile and can be finished in a variety of staining techniques.

Concrete flooring is another style that is slowly becoming popular. As one of the most durable flooring options available, concrete flooring never has to be replaced. Minor treatments like staining and tinting give homeowners the opportunity to customize their concrete floors to suit their personal preferences. The concrete style of flooring can even be tiled or created to include various patterns to mimic the appearance of tile flooring.

Bamboo flooring is also one of the top picks for eco-friendly flooring because not only does it uphold a reputation for being extremely sustainable, its benefits are countless. Bamboo flooring is simple to clean, easy to maintain and is cost effective. When compared to traditional hardwood flooring in San Diego, bamboo is a viable alternative that costs up to 50% less. It is also a popular choice among allergy sufferers because of its resistance to dust, preventing the accumulation of dust mites.

A less popular sustainable flooring material is sea grass flooring and appeals to those looking for an environmentally friendly carpeting option. Sea grass flooring is ideal for areas of the home that are exposed to dirt and spills such as a family room, playroom or living room and is available in a variety of color variations and styles. For instance, rolls of sea grass carpet are available for a seamless appearance, while tiles and herringbone patterns are also available for homeowners who are looking for a more textured appearance.

Depending on your personal tastes and lifestyle, some flooring options will be more appropriate however all eco-friendly floors are great options overall. If you need help deciding on which eco-friendly floor would be best in your home, contact the experts at Unique Flooring at 760-945-0010. We specialize in carpeting, tile, hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring in San Diego and will be more than happy to help you determine which is best suited for your home or office.

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