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Choosing Green Floors: Vinyl or Linoleum Sheet Flooring

Eco-friendly vinyl flooring.

One of the biggest trends in flooring today is choosing green floors. Everything from bamboo to cork floors are available as eco-friendly flooring options. One of the most popular choices, however, are vinyl and linoleum sheet flooring. These options are not only environmentally friendly, but they are wallet-friendly green floors as well.

What are “green floors”?

When it comes to flooring, green floors refer to using natural and sustainable materials. These materials come from natural sources instead of being chemically produced, and these sources are sustainable. Sustainable means that the materials come from sources that are either not destroyed during harvest, and that they regrow quickly.

Another aspect of the green flooring process is maintenance. It is a good idea to have eco-friendly cleaning products to clean your eco-friendly floors. Many of the mainstreem brand name cleaners are made with toxic chemicals that are both harmful to your floor and the environment. Choosing niche, high-quality, plant-based floor cleaning products, which can be found with a little bit of research on the Internet, will leave your floors squeaky clean & toxin-free.

What is the difference between vinyl and linoleum flooring?

A lot of people think that vinyl and linoleum flooring are one in the same. They are actually completely different. Vinyl flooring is typically made of synthetic materials, while linoleum is made of natural materials.

There are versions of vinyl flooring that are made with natural, sustainable, and eco-friendly materials. Typically these options are referred to as “luxury” vinyl flooring, but you can ask your local home improvement stores for help finding the eco-friendly versions or find them online with a little research.

What are the benefits of using linoleum sheet flooring?

Other than the fact that linoleum sheet flooring is quite eco-friendly and made from natural, sustainable sources, there are many other benefits to choosing linoleum sheet flooring.

First of all, choosing linoleum flooring is extremely cost-effective. Linoleum sheet versions of popular flooring materials can be purchased at a fraction of the cost. Not only are the materials themselves much more affordable, but so is installation.

Installation is not only cheaper but much easier. You can hire a professional to come to do the installation for you at a lesser cost than other flooring options, or you can choose to do it yourself. The installation is relatively easy, especially when compared to tiling, hardwoods, and other flooring options. When you are fitting the linoleum sheets or tiles, you can actually cut them with small tools rather than needing to have them cut with dangerous machines.

 

Green floors include linoleum, made of natural materials.
Green floors include linoleum, made of natural materials.

 

Linoleum flooring options are also very easy to clean and maintain. Cleaning up spills is easy, and just daily or weekly sweeping or mopping can help you keep your linoleum flooring looking clean and new. If installed and maintained properly, linoleum can last decades and still look great.

On top of all of these benefits, linoleum looks amazing. Linoleum sheet flooring truly looks like expensive hardwood, ceramic tiles, or whatever other material you choose. It is an extremely effective way to get a high quality look without spending as much money.

So, if you are looking for environmentally friendly, affordable, and great looking green floors, look no further than linoleum sheet flooring or vinyl made specifically with natural and sustainable materials. Help save the environment as well as your pocketbook and get a great look for your home. Go green with eco-friendly linoleum sheet flooring.