The heat is on with all manufacturing these days as consumers demand an emphasis on environmentally friendly products that do not pose health risks to their family. Here are a few concerns made known by consumers and how they are being met by the flooring industry.
- Sustainability – While hardwood floors are popular, the idea of decimating forests is not. Many companies have turned to using select hardwood flooring lines that are sustainably certified. They strive to be Lacey Act-compliant choosing timber that has been responsibly harvested at sustainable forests. Many utilize material suppliers that are also Lacey Act-compliant.
- Labeling – You’ll find that the majority of flooring products are properly labeled to let you know if they are certified, green, where they were manufactured, recyclable, and any other information you would need to be able to choose flooring products you can feel good about using in your home or business.
- Innovations – Companies continue to seek options and innovations that reduce the impact on the environment and make safer flooring products for your family. An example of this is a patented glue-less technology for installing laminate without adversely affecting your home’s indoor air quality. Focus is also placed on making flooring products as durable as possible to keep them from ending up in landfills sooner.
If you would like to know more about flooring products that will appease your desire to protect your family and the environment, contact us at Carolina Flooring. We have a wide selection of flooring products, including carpeting, tile, hardwood, laminate, and linoleum, with options that we’re confident will serve your needs well.