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Go Green: Your Guide to Sustainable Flooring

Being inspired by nature is hardly a new trend, but using natural materials in your home design is having another moment in the spotlight.

After all, nature is rejuvenating and relaxing. Whether it’s adding a plant to your windowsill, incorporating more green colors in your designs, or decorating with natural materials, using elements of nature in your home can create spaces that feel calm and tranquil.

Natural materials add character and texture, are visually interesting, and add a sense of authenticity to your home. Natural materials – particularly flooring materials including hardwood, wool, and natural stone – also tend to be renewable resources, perfect for those who strive to live a green lifestyle.

Whether you wantto incorporate more natural materials into your home because you like the look and feel or you are eco-conscious – or both – we at The Floor Store have the perfect flooring to match your personal style and your lifestyle.

Learn more about today’s eco-friendly flooring products inspired by nature.

Hardwood Flooring

Nothing compares to the beauty and natural characteristics of hardwood flooring. Not only is it a gorgeous flooring that creates an inviting space, but wood is a renewable resource. It can easily be recycled, is biodegradable, and is a sustainable flooring option when it is harvested responsibly. Since hardwood flooring can last many years, or even a lifetime with the right care, you don’t have to worry about creating waste. When you choose your finish, look for products that have low volatile organic compound (VOC) levels. Along with hardwood are bamboo and cork floors. Bamboo is a sustainable grass that matures in approximately three years. Cork is made from bark that is harvested without damaging the tree itself. When you want beautiful floors that will last and are eco-friendly, hardwood, bamboo, and cork is a great option.


Carpet can add luxury and comfort to your space, and there are ways to add it to your home while being eco-conscious. One way is to choose natural materials, such as wool, cotton, or jute. Wool is nontoxic, natural, and will provide incredible softness, as well as durability. Natural materials are also biodegradable. Other option for eco-friendly carpet is to choose polyester (PET), which is made from recycled plastic bottles, reducing the impact of plastics on the environment.

Natural Stone & Tile

Natural stone is another eco-friendly option that brings natural elements into your space. Natural stone can be used for your flooring, or wall tiles for your backsplash or shower wall. Not only is natural stone beautiful and durable, but it is timeless, and with the right care has incredible durability, reducing waste. Tile made from recycled glass is also a green product since it reuses waste that would otherwise end up in a landfill. When installing stone and tile look for products with low VOC levels to further reduce your environmental footprint.

Other Flooring

Even if you don’t want to use wood, carpet, stone, or tile, you can bring the natural look into your home in a sustainable way. Today’s laminate and vinyl, as well as other materials used to make carpet or tile, are manufactured with a focus on reducing on being eco-friendly. Manufacturers take steps to recycle more materials and practice sustainability.

No matter the type of flooring you want for your style and lifestyle, you’ll find a product that is inspired by nature and fits a sustainable lifestyle. We, at The Floor Store, can help you find the perfect flooring for you. Each eco-friendly option comes in a wide selection of colors, styles, performance levels, and price points. Contact us or visit us today to begin your next flooring project!

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