Green flooring does not emit toxic and harmful substances that might harm the health of people and the environment. The material itself and the installation process are very eco-friendly to ensure that no volatile organic compounds or VOCs are released into your environment.
Examples of green flooring materials which are hypoallergenic include: Marmoleum, Cork, and Bamboo. Since these materials don’t attract dust, dirt, pollen, dander or other allergens, people with these types of green flooring are safe from allergy attacks and other respiratory problems that may arise.
Since green flooring materials are 100% natural, they are also biodegradable, which means that in terms of waste management these materials will be disposed of in an eco-friendly way compared to synthetic flooring materials. Green flooring is also highly recyclable. You can re-use your green floors or turn them over to recycling centers.
Compared to other flooring materials, you get more value for your investment when you choose green flooring. Green flooring lasts longer, which will lower your flooring expenses. Green flooring is also easy to clean and maintain, which means that you won’t be spending a lot of money for maintaining the quality of your floors.
Regular flooring emits strong levels of VOCs, which many people are sensitive to. Green flooring does not emit any harmful fumes, scents, or odors. Also, green flooring has the ability to improve your indoor air quality. There are no chemicals, dyes, or synthetic products used in 100% green flooring products.
Most green flooring materials are harvested from well-managed forests, which means that these forests are governed by strict state laws when it comes to deforestation. Not all forests can be harvested, and specific areas are delegated for harvesting flooring materials. The majority of the green flooring materials’ sources are very sustainable, which means that they won’t be depleted. For example, bamboo grows at a fairly quick rate compared to other materials, and cork is harvested from the Cork Oak tree’s bark, which will regenerate over time.
Some hardwood flooring products contain formaldehyde resins. Formaldehyde is a colorless, pungent-smelling gas that can cause (in extreme forms) your eyes to water, burning sensations in the throat, nausea, and difficulty breathing. High concentrations may trigger attacks in people with asthma. There is evidence that some people can develop a sensitivity to formaldehyde. We offer many green flooring options that are formaldehyde-free. Although formaldehyde does not effect everyone, it is good to keep it away from children and people who have trouble breathing.