6 Green Flooring Ideas & How Your Flooring Choice can Make a Difference

Say goodbye to marbles and ceramics, now it’s time to go green on the floors instead! Yes, when it comes to long lasting and creative flooring ideas, architects and interior designers are now harping on the truly environmentally friendly options instead. These are natural materials/products that can make your interiors look charmingly beautiful, and which minimize harm to the environment.

At Bob’s Carpet and Flooring Mart, we offer you a wide range of green flooring options to choose from. As Tampa Bay’s favorite carpet and flooring store, we have been offering nothing but the best in terms of quality and prices to all our customers since 1969! Walk into any one of our 15 stores around the Tampa Bay area to explore the various green flooring choices that we have.

6 Green Flooring Options

Colorful Bamboo Floors

Believe it or not, bamboo is a very practical as well as environmentally harmonious flooring option. Easy to install and durable as well, bamboo naturally offers plenty of color choices too! Usually available in shades of green or light brown, these colors will suit any décor or setting. Click here to read some more benefits of bamboo flooring.

Cork – From the bottle of Wine to the Floor!

This is actually a stunner and a surprise as well! A very new entrant into the world of flooring materials, cork is a fantastic option to give your floors a rich elegant finish. The material has anti-allergenic properties and is an insect repellant as well. What’s more, the material is so resilient that it can be used in any part of the house/office. The material is scraped from the bark of the cork oak tree and can last 10-30 years.

Linoleum instead of Vinyl

Vinyl might be a popular flooring material but linoleum which is created by mixing linseed oil, cork dust, tree resins, ground limestone and pigments offers an amazing array of vibrant colors. It is naturally fire and water resistant, and does not wear or tear despite constant use. Linoleum is today one of the most preferred green flooring choices for architects and designers.

Soft Wool Carpets

You might identify wool as a material for winter, but it offers a fantastic alternative to synthetic carpets as well! It is soft, eco-friendly and is available in a striking array of colors and designs. Used as wool rugs, carpets, cover and doormats these days – the material can last centuries as well. No wonder, it is often passed down by generations as a family heirloom. Interestingly, apart from wool, other materials such as jute, cotton and sisal are now increasingly finding their way into homes as a cost-effective and eco-friendly option for flooring.

Rubber – from Recycled Tires

Yes, that’s possible too! Now tires with their unique tread patterns are making way into living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and sunrooms. Water resistant and easy to walk on, rubber tires are often dyed to create a versatile flooring ambience.Click here to completely explore the versatility of rubber floors.

Hardwood – From Wood Already in Use

This one, at first glance might not seem like a great eco-friendly solution – but this kind of wood is usually used only by following the highest forest regulatory norms, that prevents unnecessary deforestation. This kind of reclaimed wood is used from trees that were already chopped down several years back. The earthy color of wood especially, complements traditional homes and beach cottages and adds the much required elegance.

Natural and eco-friendly solutions in flooring are available aplenty today. If you are keen on a green look for your floors (and you should be), which will be envy of your friends, walk right into Bob’s. We’ll be happy to help.