The leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and pumpkin spiced lattes are available everywhere. Fall is here! During this time of year, we can’t help but be reminded of the beautiful world in which we live, and our responsibility to take care of it. Whether you’re remodeling your home, building one from the ground up, or just looking for some décor ideas for fall, we’ve selected three environmentally-friendly flooring options to warm up your home.
On HGTV, it seems as though all of the do-it-yourself experts are using reclaimed hardwood for flooring and furniture. This trend is in style for a very good reason. Not only are sustainable hardwood floors the most environmentally-friendly flooring options, but the naturally-harvested wood has the power to increase air quality in your home.
Gray, blue, and white hues accent light hardwood floors while Earth tones compliment deeper shades of reclaimed wood.
Bamboo floors, another environmentally-friendly alternative, have the added benefit of reduced maintenance for your busy life. These floors require only the basic sweeping and occasional mopping necessary with any flooring selection. Better yet, bamboo enhances any room with modern appeal.
Floral pieces also accentuate the elegance of bamboo floors.
Cork flooring is the most durable option of all sustainable floors. Besides being able to withstand the test of time, cork is especially comfortable on your feet. The material caves in under each step. Not to mention, cork has microbial properties making it a much cleaner, safer material for your family. Cork floors can be accentuated in a ton of different ways, and are available in a wide variety of styles!
For more ideas on sustainable flooring and home décor, check out our Design Trends board on Pinterest!