Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to many people and there’s no reason why that can’t spill into your home decor choices.
There are more options than you might imagine when it comes to sustainable flooring in particular, with a recent article for Ideal Home running through some of the best options to consider.
Wooden flooring is, naturally, at the top of the list. To make sure your wood flooring is as sustainable as possible there are a few options to consider. If you’re buying new, make sure that the wood you choose has been FSC certified. This means it’s come from a sustainably managed forest.
Alternatively, you could explore the options for reclaimed wood flooring. That means you’re giving it a whole new lease of life when you install it in your property.
In terms of the type of wood you pick, the publication notes that something like oak or pine is the best option from a sustainability point of view because they’re common woods in the UK. “Generally speaking, the rarer the tree species, the less sustainable it is,” the website states.
The kitchen is one of the top spaces that can benefit from the aesthetic of a wood floor, although it can look great in any part of your home and you can always use rugs in spaces like the living room or bedroom to add some softness underfoot.
Other recommendations from the magazine include cork tiles, which are a great choice for soundproofing and adding warmth, as well as reclaimed tiles – although these can be pricey.
If you do decide to go for a wood floor, take a look at our advice about picking the right shade for your home. The main things to consider are the grain of the wood and the finish you have on the boards.
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