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Sustainable Flooring: Cork vs. Bamboo

Everyone wants to find an easy and efficient way to reduce environmental impact and support renewable resources in their home. We can support being eco friendly in almost every aspect of our home, including our floors. Here are some trends in sustainable flooring that can look beautiful in any home.

Bamboo Floors

bamboo flooring in homeBamboo floors have been gaining popularity in recent years. Bamboo closely resembles hardwood, while still providing many advantages to the environment. Because bamboo is a grass, it grows more quickly than trees, providing minimal destruction to nature. Bamboo is similar to hardwood, you can use it anywhere: bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. The material is also extremely durable and easy to clean.

For those who enjoy a modern, sleek, and unique aesthetic, bamboo flooring provides that look for your home. Bamboo mimics hardwood and comes in a wide variety of colors and styles.

Cork

cork flooring in homeCork is a relatively new and unique trend of flooring. Cork might seem like an unusual option for your home, but it turns out to be a great eco-friendly material for flooring. Cork is taken from bark off of the cork oak tree. The trees are not cut down, only stripped to regrow back every three years, making for a long-term renewable resource. Cork also contains an agent that reduces allergens in the home, fending off things like mold, mildew, and pests. Cork floors are very easy to maintain and are also durable. Because cork flooring is extremely springy and flexible, it is a comfortable option for homes.

Cork is not only an eco-friendly option, but also a stylish option. Cork has natural variations in tone and texture providing a stylish look for your home.

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