Are you looking for eco flooring options? You’re not alone! These days, it’s go green or go home when it comes to the type of flooring you choose. Thankfully, there’s more choice than ever before for sustainable floors that are not only planet-friendly but stylish too. With the focus on ‘sustainable living’ growing stronger by the year, we’ve put together a roundup of our favourite green floors. Read on to review an array of eco-friendly materials to aid your decision without sacrificing on style!
Wood and parquet flooring
Whether parquet or a straight pattern, wooden flooring is environmentally friendly as long as it is derived from a sustainable source. It will also work in most rooms, whether the bedroom or lounge, providing a natural aesthetic that just cannot be beaten. Gentle cleaning, however, is needed for wood to keep it in excellent condition. Did you know that FILA’s CLEANER PRO can be used on wood floors and that this pH-neutral cleaner is also eco-friendly too?
For more information on maintaining wood floors, have a read of our earlier article.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles
Tiles conduct heat better than most other floors, making ceramic and porcelain a good choice for better energy bills. Not only that, they’re mostly made from dense clay and possibly one of the few options completely free of formaldehyde and VOC’s. We also love porcelain tiles for their hardwearing finish and their ability to be maintained without difficulty. Use FILA’s PS87 PRO to tackle tough stains on porcelain tiles or our concentrated cleaner, CLEANER PRO, for the everyday cleaning of tiles to prevent a build-up of organic layers.
Next on our list of eco flooring options, natural stone is exactly how it sounds. Completely natural in form and aesthetically good looking, natural stone will provide a unique flooring surface too! Just remember, however, your stone’s place of origin will make a big difference as will the maintenance and care that you give it. We’d recommend using a green protector whenever needed, like MP90 ECO XTREME, to reduce absorption without affecting the natural look of the stone.
Linoleum is not a new thing, but it has a long shelf life and can hold up very well against wear and tear. For this reason, architects are specifying this material more as an eco-friendly alternative for floors, especially in homes with children and pets. Care and maintenance are minimal, one of its greatest attractions and linoleum also comes in a wide range of colours and styles. You can also enjoy an even simpler cleaning routine for your linoleum with FILA’s CLEANER PRO – this pH-neutral cleaner leaves no residues, so there’s no need to rinse.
An unlikely sustainable material that is growing in favour, concrete creates a super-sleek, durable finish. Made from naturally occurring materials like rock, clay and sand, concrete is easy to source and, most importantly, easy to recycle. But of course, you won’t need to recycle it anytime soon because concrete will last a lifetime, especially if you maintain it well. When diluted, our concrete cleaner, PS87 PRO, will easily remove grease and dirt, and a green protector like CONCRETE SHIELD will safeguard it against watery stains.
Usually something you might find in a gym, rubber flooring is surprisingly low maintenance and very eco-friendly. It can also work to reduce noise and improve the quality of air as well as having natural antimicrobial properties. With most also being made from recycled materials or consumer waste, rubber floors are a reassuring choice. Clean yours with FILA’s CLEANER PRO, a neutral, concentrated cleaner that also has low foaming power.
Care for your eco-friendly flooring with FILA
Before you change up your floors, it’s good to consider what will work and what will not in your day-to-day living. For instance, do you want to reduce your energy costs? Go for tiles in natural stone that will absorb heat during the day and release it at night. If you’re considering any of the flooring types we’ve discussed in this post, then we’ve got the maintenance products you need! Contact our surface care team for further help and advice, or why not drop us a message in the comments section below? Thanks for reading.