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More and more businesses are aiming for sustainable, eco-friendly flooring for their commercial spaces.
However, not all flooring is suitable for every commercial space. For instance, a medical setting will have different flooring requirements and needs than a retail setting. That’s why we wanted to provide our favorite eco-friendly flooring types for different commercial settings to help you determine which is best for your space.
Vinyl Flooring for Medical Settings
Not all vinyl flooring is considered sustainable, but with the right manufacturer, you can find a greener product with all the affordability and simplicity of vinyl. Many vinyl products are also recyclable now, giving the product purpose beyond your commercial space. Homogenous vinyl is especially suited for medical spaces because it offers cleaner air quality which is important for a healthy space.
Liquid Linoleum for Schools and Daycares
Liquid linoleum products are generally considered sustainable because of the research that goes into some of their Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), which are reports created for each product that gives a better idea of the lifecycle of a flooring product. These products also have great indoor air quality scores making them ideal for schools or daycare centers where safety, practicality, easy maintenance, and cleanliness are of the utmost importance.
Engineered Hardwood for Retail Spaces
Hardwood can make an excellent design addition to a retail space. However, these products are pricey, difficult to maintain, and not eco-friendly for clients who are mindful of their carbon footprint. Engineered hardwood is typically a preferred choice because these products are more cost-effective, and the inner-ply layers can be made of recycled materials.
Carpet Tiles for Offices
Carpet tiles can make an office space or waiting room more comfortable. Yet, did you know they can also be environmentally friendly? That’s because there is a broad range of products you can choose from that are made from sustainable low volatile organic materials (VOCs). These types of products are also easily recyclable without sacrificing style since carpet tiles come in a variety of colors and patterns suitable for any commercial office space
No matter the commercial space you’re designing, it’s important to know the eco-friendly options you have to choose from. By enlisting the help of a commercial flooring expert like those on our Commercial Flooring & Interior Concept team, you can streamline the process and feel confident in your flooring choice. Learn more about our offerings!
*Photo courtesy of Mannington Commercial.