Interior Design & Flooring

Affordable and green flooring options for consumers

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 15:36

Consumers are often looking for the best bang for their buck, and in today's economy, this concern is more widespread than ever. Flooring options are not exempt from this method of shopping, and people should look to more affordable coverings to free up resources for other projects in their home.
One way to get the most for your money is to purchase an inexpensive type of flooring and then place it on top of a subfloor radiant heating system. This helps to limit the overall heating costs that a family will have to play, and will limit the amount of money that is spent on the floor covering.
Comfort and elegance will not be sacrificed, as the radiant heating system will provide the homeowner with a sense of luxury and visitors and guests will be surprised at how warm and cozy the home will feel.
Because homeowners will likely feel that a radiant heating system will enhance the level of comfort in their home, they can look at less pricey flooring surfaces like vinyl coverings. This type of product is cheap and gives the look of a more expensive material.
Some options are also eco-friendly, according to NAPSI, and the move to green products by the flooring industry has led to more and more of these surfaces being created. This has led to an overall drop in price for these previously overpriced types of flooring.
"Consumer demands for durability, low maintenance and lower prices have led to innovation and variety across all categories," said Tom Jennings of the WFCA.
Reclaimed wooden floors help to provide a homeowner with a surface that is both cheap and green, as these products are rising in popularity due to the recycled materials that this covering is comprised of.