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A Guide to choosing Sustainable Flooring

Navigating the sustainable flooring landscape can feel overwhelming.
In this month’s blog we have highlighted a few of our favourite tips to make the process easier and help you find flooring perfectly suited to your lifestyle.

What to look for

Before delving into materials, it’s crucial to understand your priorities and needs. Consider factors like budget, lifestyle, space, and desired durability and sustainability. These considerations will shape your search for the ideal flooring.

Popular sustainable flooring options

Carpet

While most modern carpets are made from synthetic plastics, there are numerous sustainable alternatives available. Natural and renewable materials like wool, hemp, and bamboo offer eco-friendly options. Some carpets even utilise recycled materials, diverting waste from landfills. Our Godfrey Hirst eco+ triexta range, for instance, features carpets crafted from innovative triexta yarn, incorporating renewable plant-based ingredients for enhanced sustainability and durability. These carpets boast permanent stain resistance and require only cold water for cleaning, reducing the need for harsh chemicals and extending their lifespan.

Durability and longevity-Vinyl Plank Flooring

With enhanced durability and versatility properties, vinyl plank flooring can last up to twenty years. With varying degrees of stain resistance, choosing one with a protective top layer that repels stains and makes cleaning easier, is another step in the right direction toward sustainable flooring that is better for the environment. Not only does the installation of high-quality flooring products reduce the need for frequent replacements, but it also minimises overall waste generation.

Our luxury vinyl planks can achieve the look of authentic hardwood flooring, all without having to cut down a single tree. It’s a win-win for both your space and the planet’s well-being.

Proper Maintenance

Simple maintenance practices can significantly extend the life of your flooring while minimising environmental impact. Regular sweeping and vacuuming, along with the use of gentle cleaning products, preserve the integrity of your carpets and vinyl flooring. Properly placing furniture also helps prevent unnecessary wear and tear.

Alternative flooring options

When looking into other sustainable flooring materials such as hardwood or bamboo, it’s important to check the Sustainable Forestry certification with the business to ensure the correct practices are being used.

Keen to Lessen your footprint

As suppliers of sustainable flooring to the Tweed, Byron Shire, and Gold Coast regions, COTM is committed to promoting eco-friendly practices. Our range of environmentally friendly vinyl plank flooring and carpets enables you to lessen your environmental footprint while enjoying stylish and durable flooring options.

Contact our professional team today to learn more about our sustainable flooring solutions.

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