As always, been thinking about the green home of my dreams lately. I’m surprised how little home builders are paying attention to green flooring options. Not only does it save our planet, but it is usually less expensive. Maybe they’re just afraid people won’t think it’s beautiful.
The Green Building Center gives suggestions for green flooring options. The marmoleum is not my favorite because it reminds me too much of linoleum, but I would love to use bamboo and cork flooring in our home.
A while back, I ordered some bamboo samples from Simple Floors. I love the color choices they have. My favorites are Irish moss, Vertical Natural, and Red Cognac. Amazing how affordable…some are even $1.99 a square foot. Unfortunately, I know you have to do your research on the product, for you can’t guarantee how green the bamboo really is and if fair trade is being implemented. A great article to read: on Treehugger.
At the same time, I also ordered some cork flooring samples from Simple Floors. Lots of choices there as well. The patterns within the samples were very different. Once again, very affordable at less than $4 a square foot.
On my blog – http://www.renaissanceronin.wordpress.com, I’m currently discussing the “green” home I’m building out of shipping containers and old aircraft hangar parts.
Our mission, if you will, is to build a place we can grow old in, that will grow old with us, gracefully.
And, our bamboo floors and cabinet doors are a big part of that. And beyond the environmental concerns, it’s just so good looking! And by shopping carefully, you can get some great deals!