Flooring adds to the ambiance of a space and is an investment, so products are compared and contemplated carefully. Subjected to some of the most abuse in the home, your flooring should be durable, limiting the need for replacement, and should be easy to clean and maintain, keeping your space enjoyable and indoor air healthier. Decide whether you need a hard surface (wood, tile and stone), a resilient surface (rubber, linoleum and cork) or soft surface (carpet). Soft and resilient materials offer comfort and foot support, but may also affect indoor air quality, so look for a product with low-VOCs. Surfaces made with locally manufactured material and recycled content are the most resource efficient.
What Makes Flooring Green?
Rapidly Renewable Materials
5 Considerations for Consumers: