Are you looking to update the flooring in your Charleston home? If so, you’ve possibly considered opting for an eco-friendly flooring material. If you are curious about your eco-friendly flooring options, the experts at Floor Coverings International of Charleston are here to help. From bamboo to natural stone tile, we have broken down every type of eco-friendly flooring.

Bamboo

Are you looking for a sustainable alternative to hardwood floors? Bamboo floors are harvested from the fast-growing bamboo plant. The bamboo plant can go from seed to harvest-ready in three to five years, making it significantly more sustainable than traditional hardwood floors. It is a great wood-look flooring option.

Compared to domestic hardwoods, bamboo ranks relatively high on the Janka Hardness Scale; however, it is still susceptible to scratches. You can protect your bamboo floors with a natural fiber area rug. If you’re looking for a timeless floor, bamboo is right for you.

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Cork

Cork is a fun and versatile flooring option, great for homeowners looking for unique, eco-friendly flooring. Cork is made from the bark of a cork tree and can be removed from the tree without causing permanent damage. Within eight to ten years the tree completely regenerates itself.

Ranging from light to medium brown, cork is a neutral-toned floor that can blend in with the color scheme of any home. It is soft underfoot, making it an easy way to add comfort to your home. There are many reasons why cork flooring is perfect for your Charleston home.

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Natural Fiber Carpet

A flooring staple across America, carpet is a great option for anyone looking to add comfort and style to their home. While some synthetic fibers are now recyclable, if you want a truly eco-friendly carpet, look for a natural fiber carpet, like sisal or wool.

Sisal carpet is made from the agave plant and is 100% natural. It has a coarse texture, which will give your home a wonderful beachy feel. Wool carpet will give your home a traditional carpet feel. At Floor Coverings International of Charleston we can install luxurious wool carpet in many styles, from frieze to plush. If you want completely eco-friendly carpet, a natural fiber is the way to go.

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Natural Stone Tiles

Modern natural stone quarries are fast and efficient, avoiding unnecessary environmental damage. As a result, natural stone tile has become an amazing eco-friendly flooring option. At Floor Coverings International of Charleston we stock everything from rustic travertine tile to luxurious marble tile.

While natural stone tiles are typically more expensive than ceramic tiles, they are extremely long lasting. They are a superb investment flooring option. If you are eco-conscious, they might be right for you.

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We would love to help you find an eco-friendly floor that you love. Schedule a free, in-home design consultation today! We are proud to serve the greater Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcountry area.

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