Interior Design & Flooring

Environmentally friendly flooring options are compatible with radiant heating

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:54

It's a new year, and for many homeowners that means it is time to check off one of those resolutions on the to-do list. For many people, plenty of renovation projects are awaiting completion. Homeowners wishing to remodel their floors may want to consider using eco-friendly materials that are compatible with radiant floor heating. The utility solution can decrease utilities expenses and the sustainability of a home may increase when it is coupled with flooring materials with a low carbon footprint.

A bathroom is the ideal place to consider putting in recycled glass tiles. This eco-friendly option reduces the amount of waste that is sent to landfills and is easy to clean - only requiring refinishing every 40 years or so. The material is resistant to scratches, dents, chips, stains and heat, which makes it ideal in the bathroom. In addition, the flooring option comes in a wide variety of styles, textures, colors and sizes, which allows a homeowner to personalize a room's décor with ease.

While a homeowner's initially reaction to the idea of a concrete floor in the home may be a mix of both shock and distaste, the flooring material can actually be personalized and stylized to fit modern design standards. A concrete slab can be tinted, polished and treated to replicate another material or create a beveled appearance. For homeowners who enjoy modern, sleek designs it could be the ideal flooring option. Concrete is hard to damage, affordable and eco-friendly.

Both of these flooring options are eco-friendly and compatible with radiant floor heating. Start off the New Year right by installing sustainable solutions in the home.