Eco-Chic Materials For Your Home Renovation Projects
Eco-Chic Materials – Earth Day was last week, and whether you’re ready to save the planet, or simply practice more eco-friendly habits it’s easier than ever to implement green and sustainable products into your home renovation projects.
Here are some material considerations for you to examine before starting a kitchen or bathroom renovation. Educate yourself on all the available green and sustainable products available today, as they will provide you with a greener home and a much healthier lifestyle.
Counter Tops – Eco-Chic Materials
They consider Bamboo as a very sustainable material because it reaches maturity within five years, and regenerates from its original root system – it never requires replanting.
Wood is a wonderful material for butcher-block countertops and flooring.
When planted locally, sustainably, or FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certifies it, they tend to give very high scores.
Concrete countertops are increasingly popular in contemporary settings and are not off-gas. People consider They are the greenest when making them locally and when mixed with alternative cement and recycled aggregates.
Quartz surfaces are one of my favorite countertop surfaces. They are available in a large number of beautiful colors and finishes – easy to maintain and have an endless life cycle. Certain companies are now manufacturing a stunning recycled quartz collection.
Hardwoods and Bamboos are a favorite flooring choice for the eco-conscious homeowners. If the certified material or FSC has been reclaimed, people already consider it an environmentally responsible product.
Marmoleum or Linoleum tile is constructed of Linseed oil, jute, limestone and other natural components that collectively provide for an incredibly strong and durable flooring product.
Cork is not only sustainable and renewable (like bamboo) but is extremely soft and comfortable underfoot.
Wool carpets are stain resistant, extremely durable, and free of chemical additives – only natural oils from sheep’s wool. With routine maintenance, this can last up to 50 years and after being wasted it can biodegrade.
Cabinetry – Eco-Chic Materials
Kitchen cabinetry can easily be refaced or repainted with low or zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints and products. If however they no longer fit into your renovation plans then consider re-using them somewhere else in your home or donate them to your local Habitat For Humanity Re-Store.
FSC and formaldehyde-free sustainable wood – and finished with a low VOC sealant – are a green alternative for recycling your old cabinet. Another remarkable ingredient to consider is the coated grain board composite. Combine straw fiber with formaldehyde-free resin and then paint with low or zero VOC paint.
Solid core section doors are also available in FSC certified wheat straw and wood. They are also free of formaldehyde and meet LEED guidelines.
Finally, when it comes to the finishing touches and furnishings of your home. Look for pieces that are environmentally friendly and environmentally friendly. Do research online and you will find unlimited resources.