When you are redoing your floors, there are many different types of flooring to choose from. Many people will go with carpet simply because it is cheap and easy to install. Others will opt for hardwoods because of the look and feel of the wood, but hardwoods require harvesting trees that are over 100 years old. Recently there have been advances in alternative, green flooring that still offers a look and feels similar to hardwood, but is much cheaper and environmentally friendly. For the best results, you will still probably want to hire a construction contractor in San Antonio or your area to install your new floors for you.
If you want something that is natural, safe, biodegradable, and renewable, then cork is one of the best options for you. Cork is made from tree bark but does not require that the tree have to be cut down to produce. The bark is simply harvested from the trees every eight to ten years. After the harvest, the bark is allowed to regrow, and the tree is harvested again in eight to ten more years. Thanks to this method cork is completely renewable and non-destructive.
Linoleum is one of the top choices for those who want an environmentally friendly and safe flooring option. It is made of natural, biodegradable, materials and does not produce any toxic fumes over time. Linoleum is made in both large, glue-down sheets to install large sections at a time, or you can purchase it in strips similar to how you would buy hardwood. This allows you to make a fully floating floor just like you would with other materials.
Vinyl flooring is available in both sheets and tiles, so there are many options. Since it is not a natural flooring material, it can be printed with designs. This means there are endless possibilities when it comes to vinyl. The downside is that the cheaper tiles often have a limited selection when it comes to styles available.
While carpet may be the easiest option when it comes to flooring, it is far from the best. There are many more natural materials that can be used and will give a much better result.
If you are looking for a construction contractor in San Antonio, then call Shaw Remodeling. You can learn more on their website at www.shawcoremodeling.com.