If you are looking to redo the flooring in your Kalamazoo home, you should definitely take into consideration all of your options. Some of the best choices you will come across are going to be eco-friendly flooring. The experts at Floor Coverings International Kalamazoo are here to outline the best eco-flooring options and their advantages for homeowners here in Kalamazoo.

cork flooring in kalamazoo eco friendlyCork Flooring

Known for being a renewable and natural material, cork flooring is harvested from cork oak trees. This type of flooring has been used in the construction of homes for years but is just now becoming popular. The most notable benefits of this type of flooring include its durability, safety, comfort, and aesthetic versatility. This type of flooring can be purchased to in many styles and sizes and easily complements your home decor. When used as a building material, cork does not have a negative impact on the earth’s environment. The harvesting practices that are used for cork are extremely sustainable and the longevity of this type of flooring can extend beyond 40 years.

Rubber Flooring

Rubber flooring for Greater Kalamazoo homeowners is very durable and is ideal for rooms in your home in which people stand for long periods of time. The added cushion that this flooring provides helps reduce fatigue and can decrease your risk of enduring a foot injury. And since rubber flooring does not produce static buildup, it is especially ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. Other benefits of this type of flooring include its resistance to heavy impact loads, excellent slip resistance, natural resistance to staining and molding, and its homogeneous construction.

bamboo flooring in KalamazooBamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring is ecologically friendly and is produced from natural vegetation. This is another type of flooring material that is renewable, and even better is the fact that bamboo grows to maturity in as little as three years, which is unlike hardwood trees that take as long as 20 years or more to mature. Another great benefit of bamboo flooring is that it is easy to maintain. The only thing you need to do when cleaning the floor is sweep and mop it with water. It is suggested that you use a minimal amount of water when mopping, and when using cleaner, make sure that it is a non-wax as well as non-alkaline.

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Are you interested in installing eco-friendly flooring in your Kalamazoo home? The experts at Floor Coverings International Kalamazoo are here to help! Call us today for a complimentary consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We proudly serve the greater Kalamazoo, Portage, Comstock, and Richland area.

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