Going Green with Home Flooring

Myrtle Beach custom built homesIn the Myrtle Beach custom built homes that SunBeLt Homes designs and builds you have a say in everything about the process of building your new custom home — including the floors. It’s more and more popular for homeowners to be going green with the flooring in their Myrtle Beach custom built homes these days and for good reason.

Green flooring is made of mostly recycled material and does not draw heavily from the environment on virgin material. It is usually a longer lasting option than your conventional flooring and provides an opportunity to comply with the recycling regulations of the government. Green flooring is safer for the occupants of Myrtle Beach custom built homes and the environment at large. And it leaves you with a sense of pride in contributing to the environment rather than taking away from it.

Green flooring materials are generally recyclable whether it be the actual floor or the kind of carpet that is chosen for your home. Flooring comes in a range of recyclable but affordable material that is easy to use. Myrtle Beach custom built homesBamboo flooring is one such alternative to laminate or other conventional flooring. These flooring comes in various shapes, sizes and colors and can even be dyed to suit the interior color themes of a home. Bamboo is comparable to oak in terms of its stability and dent resistance. It can be re-grown far more easily than an oak tree.

While choosing green flooring, think about how easily renewable the material is. Cork and linoleum are far easier to re-grow, even bamboo. While a hard wood tree might take 50 years or so to be replaced, bamboo takes about 3-5 years. Marmoleum is a flooring product available in rolls or tiles. Marmoleum is a product of linseed oil, rosin, jute, wood flour and limestone.

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