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Green Kitchen Flooring
Green flooring is more affordable and readily available than ever before. Functional, long lasting and beautiful too, eco-friendly flooring helps to preserve the natural environment while keeping indoor air healthy.
Here are a few of the more popular green flooring choices:
Linoleum today is attractive, healthy and green. Made primarily from linseed oil with jute or cork backing, linoleum is available in an attractive palette of natural pigments.
Cork is a renewable resource, has good insulating properties, is antibacterial, and is easy on knees and legs.
Wood is a beautiful, natural material and relatively easy to maintain. Choose wood from sustainably harvested forests or reclaimed from old homes and buildings.
Bamboo is a green option and especially durable. In fact, in a 2008 Consumer Reports test, bamboo flooring actually beat oak for durability.