The Floor Store @ The Carpet Company is proud to carry Eco-Friendly flooring that is safe and provides less impact on your home’s air quality during installation and after. We have a wide variety of Eco-Friendly Flooring. One of the main reasons to purchase Eco-Friendly flooring is because their materials are better for the environment, better for your home, and are becoming more cost-efficient.
Cork is still quite new to the flooring world, but it is the number one choice of flooring purchasers seeking to make a green decision. Cork has antimicrobial properties that come from the cork oak tree, commonly found in the Mediterranian. Cork oak trees are not cut down, instead the bark is harvested and it grows back every three years. Cork flooring can last between 10-30 years depending on the amount of foot traffic and how well it has been cared for.
Another green option would be linoleum, easy to get confused with vinyl, but the two are entirely different. Vinyl is made with petrochemicals, while linoleum is made from linseed oil, cork dust, wood flour, tree resins, and ground limestone. Often thought of as what you’d find in an early 1940’s home, linoleum has come a long way. Today, more and more people are using it, and is now produced with a coating that protects it from stains. Linoleum has both a long life and can withstand wear and tear.
If you’re looking for a softer feel in an eco-friendly floor covering, wool carpet would be the way to go. Wool is a naturally occurring product and can be easily woven into carpet, dyed many different colors and is extremely durable.
The Floor Store @ The Carpet Company has extremely professional and experienced floor installation experts. When you contact us to create comfortable flooring in your home that is going to last, you can trust that you’ll find the flooring you love. See our thousands of eco-friendly flooring options at our central Albuquerque store, located at 7300 2nd Street NW, just one mile south of Paseo del Norte.