As a homeowner, there are several ways that you can ensure that your home is environmentally fit. One way you can achieve this is by ensuring that you use eco-friendly materials when remodeling your home. For instance, if you are remodeling your kitchen, then you can decide to use environmentally friendly materials for the kitchen floor. Bullrun Kitchen and Bath has highlighted some of the major types of eco-friendly kitchen floors below.
- Terrazzo floors
Terrazzo kitchen floors are almost indestructible making them one of the best choices when looking for eco-friendly durable flooring materials. Such floors also have an aesthetic appeal and score highly on durability if low impact aggregates and low VOC sealers are used to set the floor in. However, terrazzo as a flooring material has one major disadvantage, which is the fact that it can be hard to stand on for long periods. This is a serious shortcoming considering that majority of homeowners spend a lot of time in the kitchen standing while cooking.
- Rubber and Cork floors
This super combination of rubber and cork is significantly more advantageous than terrazzo because the former is more comfortable underfoot. The rubber-cork blend is made from cork and recycled rubber, making the material environmentally friendly and sustainable. Cork is quickly renewable, which gives it a lot of green credibility. Many manufacturers make this type of floor in different shades and colors. You will also have the option of either tiles or rolls so that you can choose the one that is most appealing to you and suitable for your kitchen.
- Linoleum floors
Many people confuse linoleum with the non-environmentally friendly sheet vinyl. However, linoleum is made from several natural materials that include linseed oil. In addition, the material is highly sustainable. You can find linoleum available in planks, sheets, or tiles, so choose the one that would look great as your kitchen floor.