At Universal Carpet, we have over 20 years of experience working in the residential and commercial flooring industry. Over the years, we have seen a trend of property owners wanting to be more eco-conscious and aware of their carbon footprint. To help improve the environment, many flooring manufacturers have began using more envinronmentally-friendly materials, such as cork board and bamboo. These materials are made from renewable resources found in nature. A renewable resource is something found in nature that is able to grow again after it has been harvested.
Cork Flooring by HomeLegends. Lisbon Natural shown
Cork Board Flooring
Cork board materials come from the bark of trimmed cork oak trees. The harvesting of the cork does not hurt the tree. In fact, many of these trees live for up to 200 years, with harvesting taking place ever 9 or so years. Cork flooring isn't really a new concept. In fact, this flooring has been used in the U.S. since the start of the century. It is a preferred flooring material due to its sound insulating qualities. This means that in can prevent noises from traveling to other rooms or levels of the home or business. At first, it was used in libraries and churches, but now it can be installed in homes and is a fairly popular material.
Cork flooring is available in many different styles and colors, providing you with a huge range of design possibilities. It can also come in a variety of unique shapes, including squares, rectangles, and even hexagons. Many home and commercial property owners are choosing to go with this flooring material because it also has thermal insulating qualities. It acts as an insulator between floors, trapping heat and preventing it from escaping out of the building. This can help the property owner to save a lot of money from month to month on energy bills. Additionally, the floor has a cushioning effect when it's walked on. It is easy on the feet, legs, and joints.
Bamboo flooring is made from bamboo leaves which are coated with a special laminate to provide a hard and durable surface. This material is known as being very versatile, sustainable, and its affordable to get installed in any size room. It is considered one of the most rapidly renewable resources in the world today. This flooring material can be used in practically any kind of application, and the floors can be dyed to match with the rest of the room's style. Also, the material can be installed with a "natural" look. It is entirely up to you.
To learn more about our green flooring solutions at Universal Carpet, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you with all of your flooring needs!