In recent years, consumers across the world have been opting for more sustainable solutions when consuming both goods and services. Although we typically think of cars, clothing and food when we think of sustainable purchases there are many other ways we can improve our sustainability, including our choice of flooring.
In this blog we’ve put together our top reasons to choose sustainable flooring for your home or business as well as our top picks available here at Contract Flooring.
What is Sustainable Flooring
Before we dive into the top reasons for choosing sustainable flooring, we need to understand what it is.
Sustainable flooring is flooring that is made with natural resources, can be recycled and have minimal impact on global ecosystems during their lifecycle. Examples of materials used in sustainable flooring include recycled plastic, cork and bamboo.
Reduced Indoor Pollutants
Sustainable flooring consists of natural materials without the use of harmful chemicals. This leads to a chemical free environment within your home leading to a healthier space.
Sustainable flooring solutions provide additional insulation reducing your need for reliance on external sources of heat such as oil heating. This in turn will help you to be even more sustainable as you reduce the use of non-renewable sources of heat.
Sustainable floorings don’t compromise on style. With a wide range of flooring options you’re bound to find a stylish solution to fit your requirements.
Thanks to their stringent quality checks, sustainable flooring options are highly durable.
When people hear sustainable flooring, they often think it will come with a higher price tag but this is not the reality. Sustainable flooring is recyclable and reusable so their cost is worth it for the benefits they provide.
Our Sustainable Options
Here at Contract Flooring we’re proud to offer a wide range of sustainable flooring options.
Modulyss Carpet Tiles
Modulyss has over 25 years experience in delivering superb, sustainable flooring, and we are proud to be the exclusive distributor of Modulyss carpet tiles in the Republic of Ireland. Through their use of ECONYL yarn from recycled nylon, 90% recycled felt backing and CO2 neutral carpet tiles, modulyss takes pride in their commitment to the environment.
The company is also an associate partner of Healthy Seas® which was established to protect our water by collecting abandoned fishing nets. These nets are then recycled into carpet tile yarn which is used in the company’s 10 eco ranges.
Marmoleum, the Forbo linoleum brand, is entirely created from raw materials obtained from their natural habitat right where they grow and renew, often in the space of just 12 months. The impressive carbon-neutral flooring is made from 97% natural, raw materials, 70% of which are rapidly renewable along with 43% recycled content.
WISE by Amorim Flooring
We are proud to be the sole distributor of WISE flooring in Ireland. Amorim is a well-established business that has been producing cork flooring since 1886, with WISE being its most sustainable floating cork floor to date. One of the most environmentally friendly flooring options available, WISE is made from 100% sustainable material, waterproof and is a non PVC product with a carbon negative footprint.
Sustainable Flooring In Ireland With Contract Flooring
Sustainability is particularly important to us here at Contract Flooring. As outlined above, we offer a wide range of environmentally-friendly flooring brands to suit both residential and commercial flooring projects. To learn more about sustainable flooring and the options that are available to you here at Contract Flooring, contact us today on +353 (0) 1 456 8422 or send us an email at email@example.com