Who knew you could help save the planet one floor at a time? As we move further into the world of smart homes and eco-friendly fit-outs, there are a number of ways to turn your humble abode into an environmentally conscious masterpiece. This is especially true when it comes to the various types of flooring available to homes across Australia.
Opting for a sustainable solution not only leaves a smaller environmental footprint, it reduces your energy consumption. So, what are you waiting for? Here’s how to pick the right option for your home, and for Mother Nature.
Think whole picture
Before you even start considering your flooring options, remember it’s not just the materials you choose that can have an environmental impact. Beyond the choice of timber, carpet, polished concrete, bamboo or otherwise, consider the energy required to install, repair and maintain your floor for decades to come.
While wood is a renewable and natural option, not all types of timber ticks the enviro boxes. Investigate which option may work for your home and do your research into where that wood is coming from. The Greenpeace Good Wood Guide can help ensure you’re using sustainable and legally obtained timber.