Making Your Home Green—Eco-Friendly Choices for Your Home Flooring and Countertops
What was once considered a lifestyle choice has now become a necessity; being eco-friendly is no longer just a trend—it has now become a global movement.
It’s no secret that our planet is dying, mostly due to our own collective ignorance. Nevertheless, given that we are now actively witnessing the impact of climate change, becoming more eco-friendly is a welcome development—one that we should all to contribute to!
Making the Right Choices for the Environment
At SlabFinder, we play an active role in making sure our clients know how they can play their part in improving the environment.
Not many people realize how their choices affect the environment when it comes to basic options for home design, such as flooring or countertops. For example, flooring choices such as laminate consists of chemicals that are harmful to health, as well as the environment.
Hardwood, although a natural material, takes energy, and other resources to cut, shape and deliver. Not to mention it contributes to a dwindling forest population.
But with greener options available, customers can now make better choices for their home, ones that don’t leave a carbon footprint and are more sustainable!
Here’s a List of Some Eco-Friendly Choices for Your Home!
– Natural Stone
Probably the most robust option of them all, natural stone is safe-to-use, easy-to-maintain and available in abundance, so mining it doesn’t put a strain on the planet—or your budget, for that matter. Considered a life-long investment, given its many positive attributions, natural stone is a go-to choice for most homeowners who are looking for eco-friendly options.
A man-made material that possesses all the qualities of stone, the only reason quartz isn’t as popular as most natural stone options, is because of the price tag. Listed among the higher-end of the price spectrum, quartz is nevertheless a good choice if you have the budget to spare. NSF certified and free of toxic chemicals, quartz does set you back in terms of cost, but the long-term benefits more than make up for it.
You can buy quartz countertops online here.
– Porcelain Tile
A lot less expensive than natural stone, porcelain tiles are one of the oldest home design options that come in a range of patterns and styles! However, there is a catch. Unlike quartz and natural stone, porcelain tiles are a lot more fragile, so it doesn’t take much to damage them. It’s also more expensive to set porcelain tiles, for which you mostly require the services of a professional. So, if you need a temporary option, porcelain works best. If not, it’s best to invest in the former options.
All it takes is a little effort to do your part in making the world a better place. So, make the right choices, and contact SlabFinder if you’re looking for eco-friendly marble slabs and countertops in New York. We’ll do our best to help you on this quest!