There are hundreds of different eco products out there, and for those looking to go green by trying to buy green are truly spoiled for choice. However despite this being the case, few of us really realize many of the green products that are out there. We all know about energy saving lightbulbs for instance, and we all know about energy efficient vehicles… but did you realize that your very floor can be green?
Eco flooring represents just that – flooring that is produced in an entirely green way and that can further help you to go green once it’s installed. So how does something that requires no energy to run be green or otherwise?
Eco flooring is usually used to refer to wooden floors, and this is where they are related to going green. First of all eco flooring is produced using trees in the maximally efficient way. In other words, there is no wasted wood meaning that fewer trees are chopped down in order to create the maximum amount of flooring.
More importantly though, eco flooring is more conducive to going green as the trees used in the production of the flooring will all have been grown specifically. This way the trees aren’t being chopped down from rainforests, or other natural resources, and that means that the natural resources of trees are still in existence. This is important as chopping down trees from rainforests etc reduces the habitats available for the natural wildlife. Remember that every tree is home to hundreds of animals and insects, and when it’s cut down many of those will die. Meanwhile the trees themselves are also crucial for the maintenance ecosystem.
Some eco flooring companies that are keen on going green also promise to plant one tree for every tree used – and that means that they hopefully not reducing the number of trees at all that are on our planet and that can help turn carbon dioxide that’s damaging the environment into breathable and harmless oxygen. As carbon dioxide is one of the biggest contributors to the greenhouse effect this can have huge implications for the overall temperature of the planet.
Another way that eco flooring can go green (and often does) is through the careful planning of transportation – in other words making sure that once the wood is cut down, that it is transported in such a way that it uses up minimal fuel and so creates minimal emissions.
Lastly though eco flooring helps your home to go green long after it’s been installed. This is because it will have been designed to serve as an optimal insulator that helps to contain heat in the rooms. That in turn means you don’t need to waste energy by turning up the heating so high meaning you can reduce your own carbon footprint every single day after the flooring is installed.