An eco friendly flooring benefits the home owners in many ways. It enhances indoor air quality and the flooring contains zero or less harmful compounds such as formaldehyde and VOC. Some eco quality flooring products are made from recyclable, renewable as well as sustainable resources, what it means to the home owners is that not only the flooring enhances the design and feel of the interior space, it also helps the home owners to contribute their bit to the environment.
Here are some available eco friendly flooring options in Singapore!
1) Wood Flooring
Wood flooring is the most eco friendly flooring option as it is made up of 100% natural wood materials. Wood flooring can be renewed by doing a simple re-sanding and re-coating of the surface after many years. Wood flooring might be an expensive flooring option, however when installed, it gives a natural colour and adds a solid natural comfort to your feet as well
2) Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring is a cost efficient flooring option, compare to wood flooring. Home owners can select from a multiple variety of laminate flooring designs. Therefore, it also gives interior designers more room to ‘play’ to create unique design space for their home owners. Other than eco friendly, laminate flooring is also a easy to clean and maintain flooring option too!
3) Click Resilient Flooring
Do note that not all click resilient flooring products are eco friendly due to its material composite. Consumers need to check for eco accredited labels such as the Singapore Green Label. However, click resilient flooring can be re-newed and reused over and over again. It helps home owners save money on new home renovation in the long run when one can bring the existing click resilient flooring from the existing home to the new homes. Hence, click resilient flooring is one good eco friendly option in this sense.
Like click resilient flooring, not all carpets are eco friendly as well. The home owner have to look for carpets tiles that are not only eco friendly, they also must have the properties that is easy to clean as well as will not accumulate too much dust on the surfaces.
5) Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl flooring can be in the forms of tiles or sheet. They are usually slightly thinner than the click resilient flooring. It is important for home owners to ask the vinyl flooring manufacturers whether they have test report on the indoor air quality.
In summary, there are a good number of eco friendly indoor flooring option for Singapore homes today. So, pick your best!