Green Flooring: What are the benefits of recycled flooring?

recycled flooring

Are you searching for ways to making your home living greener? Then it’s time to have recycled flooring installed for your home.

Recycled flooring is considered a LEED home improvement project. The flooring is prefect for homeowners that want to commit to more sustainable living.

Recycled flooring is green flooring that’s in popular demand for new home construction.

What are the environmental benefits of recycled flooring?

For starters, having recycled flooring installed in the home can help you keep eco-friendly purchasing decisions in mind for your every day life. You will see and walk on your recycled flooring regularly. A perfect recycled flooring option you may want to consider for your home is reclaimed hardwood flooring.

When you purchase and have reclaimed hardwood flooring installed in your home, you’re doing your part to save the world’s forests, improve the air quality and protect the world’s ecosystems.

Here are the specific benefits you will gain from reclaimed hardwood flooring:

  • It’s a harder surface than virgin hardwood floors because older timber is stronger wood.
  • You will have a healthier indoor air quality because reclaimed wood is not a heavy pollutant. This is far better than installed petroleum based synthetic carpeting or linoleum flooring.
  • Reclaimed wood can be used for bathroom remodeling because expansion and contraction is maintained at a minimum for reclaimed wood. This makes it a perfect flooring for moisture control.
  • The recycled flooring adds warmth and personality to any household room.

The following are color options available for reclaimed wood flooring:

  • Black cherry wood
  • Brazilian cherry
  • Tiger wood
  • Hickory wood
  • Pine wood
  • Maple wood
  • Red oak flooring
  • White oak flooring
  • Black Walnut flooring
  • Santos Mahogany flooring

You can choose whether your home has pre-finished hardwood flooring or unfinished hardwood flooring. No matter your flooring type, keep moisture content to a minimum to prevent cupping, buckling and cracking of your wood flooring. Do not use water to clean any type of wood. Clean hardwood floors with a mop or vacuum.

For the best-reclaimed wood flooring maintenance, you may want to consider placing doormats and rugs at door entrance-ways.

Have a look at our Jim Boyd’s Flooring America hardwood flooring and green flooring products to get started on your green home improvement project.

For professional services and questions on wood floor installations or other flooring options, contact Jim Boyd’s Flooring America by calling 410-667-0620or click here today!

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Source:

http://www.armstrong.com/commflooringna/flooring-faqs.html

http://viridianwood.com/using-reclaimed-wood-vs-virgin-wood-environmental-benefits-02

http://www.jetsongreen.com/2012/09/how-to-remodel-use-reclaimed-wood-floors-benefits.html

 

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