As a contractor, retailer or supplier, you are likely on the lookout for the best flooring options to appeal to your customers. These days, eco-friendly flooring is a big hit with more and more customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Traditional styles are still in vogue, but innovative flooring options are emerging as the trend moves away from boring and goes to BOLD with a variety of styles to choose from. Which ones are making their marks today?
Who says you have to stick with traditional materials for your flooring? Go against the grain and introduce something truly innovative to your clients. Houzz.com shows a variety of flooring options that break the mold. Wine infusion flooring is crafted from wood sourced from the interior of a wine barrel which provides a lovely natural wine stain in rich reds, browns, purples, and golds. To appeal to the kids, try a modern day wood carving floor ideal for playrooms and kids’ rooms. Each three-layered piece of wood features a creative child-like pattern for a unique way to get in touch with your softer side.
How about a floor that’s made out of peach pits? First discovered as a durable flooring material by European settlers, peach pit flooring offers an unmatched durability and a distinct color pattern in golds and oranges, sealed with glue, resin and urethane. If you love the rustic log cabin style, try custom tiles that are actually the ends of tree trunks and branches. Thanks to the natural splits and cracks, you get a unique floor that’s truly a natural work of art.
Today’s environmentally conscious remodelers still want the look, feel, and durability of wood underfoot but with sustainable features that are available in a variety of species, such as white and red oak, cherry, maple, red birch, hickory, teak, rosewood, and cumaru, says This Old House. As one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, bamboo is a perennial favorite of the eco-conscious thanks to its amazing durability.
Hardwood is a go-to favorite of many but you don’t have to stick with traditional oak, maple, cherry or walnut. You can branch out with regional varieties such as pecan, mesquite and chinquapin which feature distinctive grains. For a warm, natural appearance, cork is another material emerging onto the home improvement scene. It is cultivated from the bark of a tree, harvested every eight to 10 years. This sustainable material is warm, soft underfoot and distinctive in its whirls and markings. Reclaimed floors offer the ultimate in eco-friendly approaches, bringing a certain element of history and charm to home decor. That’s because this type of wood has been harvested up to a hundred years ago and beyond, taken from old railroad trestles, barns and warehouses. They can gain new life for your clients’ kitchen flooring along with walls, ceilings, cabinets and even countertops.
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