Sustainable flooring for your home

Consumers want sustainable flooring for the home. An increasing number of consumers consider personal health and safety (49%) and environmental impact (37%) before making big purchases. Selecting sustainable flooring for your home is a good choice that meets the challenge of these priorities.

Affordable Carpet and Flooring provides many sustainable flooring choices that are also cost effective. Homeowners and commercial customers can install flooring that is better for personal health and better for the environment without breaking their budget.

In the past, sustainable flooring was more expensive. Now, flooring manufacturers are creating product lines that consumers want, and consumers want more eco choices. Sustainable product lines are more mainstream and less costly than they were. Many eco-friendly products are grown domestically. This lowers consumer costs. Talk with a flooring expert to find out if a sustainable flooring option is right for your home.


Bamboo is a grass that grows quickly. This makes it a valuable renewable resource. Its versatility makes it quite popular in the green economy. Bamboo is also used for durable products, such as cutting boards, bowls, utensils, and flooring. As a flooring product, bamboo is more water resistant than hardwood; however, it can still warp or bend if it is overexposed to water.

There are a variety of bamboo flooring selections at Affordable Carpet and Flooring. It is available in solid strips or engineered planks. Bamboo comes in a variety of stains and finishes. Homeowners can use it to create the popular rustic farmhouse look for home, but there are several selections of bamboo flooring that are quite elegant. Bamboo flooring is also easy to clean, maintain and refinish.

Cork Flooring

Cork comes from the bark of the cork oak tree. The bark regrows in roughly eight years, making cork products a sustainable resource. It has environmental and health benefits, making it a good sustainable flooring choice. Other features of cork are:

  • Natural antimicrobial properties
  • Repels some insects
  • Acts as a sound barrier
  • Energy efficient flooring choice
Cork flooring is available in planks and tiles and is currently trending for use in casual spaces. Floors should be sealed to protect the soft material, but it is very easy to clean and maintain a cork floor.

Tile Floor

An eco-friendly and sustainable flooring choice, tile is a durable option that can last for generations when properly maintained. It is versatile. It can be used on floors or on the walls in living rooms, dining areas, kitchens, and baths.
Tile is made from a variety of natural materials: clay, porcelain, slate, stone, granite, and more. There are almost endless designs to choose, and they can be quite elaborate or very simple, with varying shapes and sizes. Tile floors are easy to clean and often require little more than a vinegar solution to thoroughly clean the grout lines.

What Sustainable Flooring Is Best

Green and eco flooring options provide good performance for most households, but some handle traffic and furniture weight better than others. The best option for one home may not be the right choice for another. Meet with a professional who can bring samples to the home and see what the real needs of the house require.
Affordable Carpet and Flooring specializes in bringing the showroom and 50+ years of expertise to homeowners throughout Northern Virginia. We have many sustainable flooring options for your home. We take pride in helping homeowners find the flooring that helps them reach their environmental impact goals with flooring solutions that hold up to their household needs.