Lots of businesses today are looking for ways to go green in their business operations. Being more eco-friendly has lots of benefits for businesses, including saving money and helping to boost their reputation by showing that they are looking after the environment. This shows that they are responsible business owners, making certain types of people much more likely to buy from them.
There are many different things you can do to try and be more eco-friendly in business, including the design of your business premises. We now have lots of options when it comes to eco-friendly, sustainable flooring materials. Here are a few that you should consider for your business.
Bamboo is a great sustainable material because it grows much faster than trees do, but still provides that nice appearance of hardwood flooring. It’s a durable flooring option that’s available in a variety of colors to suit the style of your offices. Unique grain patterns also produce an interesting aesthetic for your floors. As an added bonus, bamboo is impressively resistant to water and temperature changes.
Cork is an interesting material because it does come from a tree, the cork oak tree, but these trees don’t need to be cut down in order to acquire the material from them. Instead, the bark is cut from the tree in order to harvest cork for use in flooring and, of course, the corks found in bottles. The bark of the cork oak tree grows back in just a few years and the tree can remain standing. Cork is also a durable flooring material that can last anywhere between 10 and 30 years.
A lot of carpets today are made and used in a sustainable manner, especially carpet made from recycled material. Commercial carpet is made to meet strict environmental standards and can be easily recycled once it’s removed since the fibers can be removed from the backing. Some sustainable carpet may even be made from the plastics products we recycle on a daily basis. Sustainable carpet is easy to clean and maintain, so it can have a long lifespan in your offices.
If you’re looking for ways to make your business more environmentally friendly, then replacing your flooring with one of these eco superstars is a great place to start. Get in touch with University Flooring Center for ideas on how to incorporate these flooring materials in your business. We provide installation services across Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.