Since your floor is a key design element to any room in your new home, you'll want to select a floor based on design, location, lifestyle and budget.
The first step in choosing a floor is deciding what look and feel you want for each room and throughout your home. Remember your floor is a key interior design element so you'll want to spend some time selecting the right materials, colors, patterns, textures and even shapes for each room. Some of the more popular flooring options are wood, laminate, vinyl, carpet, cork, bamboo, ceramic and linoleum. We've selected some of the most eco-friendly options to help you build a dream green home.
Comfort and efficiency are two reasons why new homeowners like electric or hydronic radiant floor systems. The aesthetic quality is another reason homeowners love this method. The heating system remains hidden beneath the floor so there are no vents or radiators in sight. With radiant floor heating, you'll have a beautiful floor with barefoot comfort. This can be a huge advantage when it comes to interior design.
Transform your otherwise cold surfaces into warm, inviting heated floors using Warmly Yours® Tempzone™ electric floor heating system, designed for installation under tile, stone, and hardwood. This is a particularly nice addition for a bathroom, where the latest trend is creating a spa like retreat. You can even make your sunrooms, patios, basements and garages comfortable year-round with their latest energy-efficient radiant floor heating for concrete.
Morning Star® bamboo flooring is produced from old growth bamboo reeds that are at least 4 years old, thereby increasing hardness. Morning Star® bamboo flooring creates a naturally beautiful and ecologically friendly product that evokes a feeling of luxury. It's available as strand bamboo, which is twice as hard as oak, making it a great choice for busy homes where durability is needed to stand up to the wear and tear of daily living. It's available at Lumber Liquidators®.
Create a fabulous design using handscraped or distressed hardwood floors from Virginia Mill Works®. They have a very realistic handmade and naturally worn appearance. An extensive collection of handscraped floors is available at Lumber Liquidators®.
If you're interested in the look of ceramic tile, but would prefer something softer and warmer, have a look at Alterna Tile® by Armstrong Flooring®. With its nature-inspired designs, warmth underfoot and realistic textures, it's a floor tile that brings the feeling of hearth and home to any room.
You don't have to sacrifice luxury when it comes to your carpet thanks to Mohawk® SmartStrand®. It's made with DuPont™ Sorona®, renewably sourced and treated with their trademark stain protection. Beauty and softness are built in to every fiber, making it a wonderful choice for any room in your home.