Environmentally Friendly Floors

It’s not often we think of bamboo flooring as an alternative to carpet, tile and timber floors, however as a renewable resource that grows quite quickly, it is a perfect option for those looking to make their home more environmentally friendly.

Strand woven bamboo floors have many benefits apart from being environmentally friendly. They are easy to maintain and look after requiring a simple sweep or vacuum regularly with an occasional mop or clean with a hardwood or bamboo floor specific cleaner. They are also a little more resistant to things such as water damaged, stains and warping which can make them a better option for areas that see a bit more water such as the bathroom or kitchen. The price of bamboo flooring is pretty much equivalent to the pricing of hardwood floors.

Depending on the type of bamboo used and whether it was properly harvested and manufactured, you may find that the durability of bamboo can be just as good, if not better, than hardwood timber floors.Bamboo is becoming a popular choice in home construction and design at the moment. With more people going down the environmentally friendly or green route when designing and constructing their homes, bamboo is starting to become one of the first choices for flooring. Get redirected here if you are searching for the right wide oak flooring for your house.

While you may not think of it as environmentally friendly, options such as European oak flooring can be an environmentally friendlyoption. If looking at using hardwood floors such as oak, make sure you are using Australian timber that has come either from plantation timber or from managed forests. By doing so, you are choosing a timber that is renewable and grown and cut so as not to affect other nearby plants or natural animal habitats. Of course, by choosing an Australian grown product, you are supporting the local industry and keeping people in jobs, as well as being assured that the timber companies are meeting the required standards and regulations.

Another option for environmentally friendly flooring is using recycled timber. This could mean either doing some floor sanding and polishing in Melbourne if you currently have timber floors under your carpet or tiles, or using timber from old farms, factories or construction sites. Recycled timber can provide great character to your home as, besides the original grain and knots in the timber, it may also have the ‘worn’ look providing an older look to your house.

Make sure that if you are looking for environmentally friendly bamboo and oak floors in Melbourne you search out an expert for floorboards https://diyfloorboards.com.au/ in the area who can give you the right advice on the best option for you, your budget and your home. Environmentally friendly homes were once thought of as bland and boring, however with the large range of environmentally flooring you can now purchase and install, you can give your house a whole new look and feel for a relatively low cost.