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Posted on June 13, 2023


The New Age of Eco-Friendly Wood Flooring: A Comprehensive Guide

With the world’s attention focused on preserving the environment and sustainability, the trend for eco-friendly materials has seeped into every industry, including flooring. This comprehensive guide will explore the new developments in environmentally friendly wood floors, which are a great way to add beauty to your home while also reducing your environmental impact.

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Understanding the Importance of Eco-Friendly Wood Floors

Before delving into the different types of eco-friendly wood floors, it’s essential to understand their benefits:

  1. Sustainable Resource: Eco-friendly wood floors are made from sustainably sourced timber or reclaimed wood, reducing deforestation.
  2. Durability: These floors are typically long-lasting, meaning they need to be replaced less frequently, resulting in less waste.
  3. Healthier Indoor Air: They usually have lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can improve indoor air quality.

Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo flooring has become a popular eco-friendly choice due to its sustainability and unique aesthetic.


  • Rapid Growth: Bamboo is grass, not a tree, and it can grow up to a foot a day, making it a highly renewable resource.
  • Durability: Bamboo is as hard as most hardwoods, making it a durable flooring choice.


  • Moisture Sensitivity: Bamboo can warp or crack in high humidity or overly dry conditions.
  • Quality Variation: There can be significant quality differences between brands. It’s essential to choose a reputable supplier.
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Cork Flooring

Cork flooring is made from the bark of the cork oak tree. This bark regrows every nine years, making it a sustainable choice.


  • Comfort: Cork is soft and comfortable underfoot.
  • Noise Insulation: Cork has excellent noise-insulating properties.


  • Scratches: Cork can scratch more easily than hardwood or bamboo.
  • Sunlight Damage: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can fade the color of cork floors.

Reclaimed wood flooring

Reclaimed wood flooring is made from wood that has been salvaged from old buildings, barns, or other structures.


  • Unique Aesthetic: Reclaimed wood floors have a unique character and history that new wood floors can’t replicate.
  • Durability: Many types of reclaimed wood are from old-growth trees and are more durable than new wood.


  • Cost: Reclaimed wood can be more expensive than new wood due to the labor involved in sourcing and preparing it.
  • Availability: There might be limited quantities of certain types of reclaimed wood.
Reclaimed wood flooring

Engineered wood flooring

Engineered wood flooring is composed of a thin veneer of hardwood on top of layers of plywood or recycled wood fibers.


  • Less Hardwood Usage: This type of flooring uses less hardwood than solid wood floors, making it a more sustainable choice.
  • Stability: Engineered wood is less prone to warping or shrinking compared to solid hardwood.


  • Refinishing Limitations: Engineered wood can only be refinished a limited number of times, as the top layer of wood is thin.
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How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Wood Floor

When choosing your eco-friendly wood floor, consider factors like your lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences. Always verify the sustainability credentials of the floor, including where the wood comes from, how it’s processed, and any certifications it has.


Eco-friendly wood floors offer a way to enjoy the warmth and beauty of the wood while minimizing your environmental impact. Whether you choose bamboo, cork, reclaimed, or engineered wood floors, you’ll not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home but also contribute towards a more sustainable future.

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