Reduce your footprint with durable flooring options

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House of Broadloom can help you choose flooring that combines durability, style and functionality

As the world works together to produce less waste and promote environmental well-being, builders and homeowners are looking for materials that provide the beauty and durability they need, with the durability our world needs.

For Larissa Herbert, flooring specialist at House of Broadloom in Sudbury, giving customers the option to choose eco-friendly flooring is a priority. “I think it’s our responsibility as a retailer to provide these options and encourage owners to consider these environmentally friendly products.”

At House of Broadloom, customers can compare the benefits and choose from a range of sustainable flooring to suit their needs:

Engineered wood

When producing traditional hardwood floors like walnut or oak, manufacturers cut down the entire mature tree, leaving some species in danger of shortage or even extinction. Engineered wood saves these “old” forests by using smaller trees from well-managed forests, and the demand for engineered wood from younger trees may actually encourage forest owners to prioritize the healthy forest regeneration.

“When buying engineered wood, take note of the top veneer,” advises Herbert. “If you’re looking to have the ability to re-varnish your wood years later, you’ll want one that has a thicker veneer, like 4mm thick.”

porcelain tile

The production of porcelain tiles uses recycled materials or raw materials such as natural clay, without impacting the global supply of wood or plant materials. Porcelain tiles are durable, visually appealing and surprisingly versatile: these products can be made in virtually any shape or color, even simulating the look of wood, metal or glass flooring.

Porcelain glazed tiles are maintained with minimal effort and because they are naturally stain and odor resistant, there is no need for hazardous chemical cleaners or additional sealers. When properly installed, porcelain tile can last a lifetime, making it a great option for any space in your home.

Cork

Naturally warm, shock absorbing, soundproof and beautiful. Just when you thought you couldn’t love cork floors anymore – it’s that durable!

Cork flooring is a product made from the bark of the cork oak tree, a material that is crushed, formed into sheets and fired in a kiln to produce tiles that serve as flooring for offices, light commercial premises and residences. The bark regenerates naturally and the cork oak tree can live between one and two centuries, making it a long-term renewable resource.

hemp wood

Watch for this innovative product coming soon to House of Broadloom!

100% natural, non-toxic hemp wood flooring is quickly becoming the preferred choice for builders and homeowners looking for durability and durability in their flooring choice. The hemp is harvested from local farmers within 100 miles of the factory, and the flooring is produced using a soy-based binder to eliminate all the chemicals usually needed.

Hemp flooring is very durable, harder and more durable than traditional hardwoods like hickory and oak – 20% harder than American white oak on the Janka hardness scale! That means durable hemp flooring can withstand more, last longer, and keep our landfills free of other flooring choices.

“We are happy to show you all the products we have that will help you reduce your carbon footprint”

Visit House of Broadloom today to learn more about durable flooring choices that add lasting beauty to your home.

House of Broadloom is located at 68 Lorne Street in Sudbury. They can be reached at 705-674-4444 or find them online here.

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