Eco-Friendly Decorating Trends in Flooring

If you are interested in replacing your flooring this spring, there are many exciting eco-friendly choices out there to serve your needs!

Click for the photo from displaying ceramic wood!  It is made from 85% recycled material that doesn’t require shining or refinishing.  Click here to read more about Ecowood.

If you like the look of wood with the stain resistance of a porcelain tile, check out these eco-friendly products from  This photo displays the Driftwood Sunset product which comes in a 6”x24” tile.  Porcelain is a good choice in kitchens versus natural stone as spills do not affect the tile.

If you want hardwood in your house, in heavy traffic zones, consider this 2013 International Builder’s Show award winner for Best Indoor Feature the Mohawk ArmorMax™ that can be used to protect your flooring.  Click here to read more about this product.For some beautiful hardwood flooring ideas from, click here.  According to the National Wood Flooring Association, “hardwood is sustainable and commercially more available now than ever before.” “…90 percent more wood is added annually in net growth than is removed through harvest.”

Like the look of tile but not the cold and hard elements of tile?  Try an alternative, eco-friendly luxury vinyl tile.  Armstrong offers a line, Alterna, which offers warmth, easy care, and long-lasting features.  Click here to read more about this product.  For more explanation on the differences between ceramic tile and luxury vinyl tile, click here.  I found this helpful explanation of the difference between laminate flooring and vinyl flooring, click here to review that information.

Interested in carpet but looking for an eco-friendly option?  Mohawk Flooring partnered with Dupont and developed a non-oil based carpet material made out of corn!  The stain resistance is built into the carpet, not sprayed on with chemicals.  Read more about the SmartStrand® product by clicking here.

This is the coolest idea, and you could complete the project yourself using the Marmoleum® Click system that is warm, easy to clean, and requires no glue to install.  This is a linoleum product from the Forbo Flooring Systems which is committed to environmentally responsible production and products.  There are many color options available, click here to view more information.

If you are looking for eco-friendly ideas on area rugs, offers some intriguing ones – I particularly like this throw rug for your deck made from flip flops!  I have visions of Aruba! If you find an excellent product that you love for your spring redesign, please let me know I would love to hear about your projects!

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