Why go green?
Homes are more than physical structures. They are our shelters. They are gathering places for friends and family members. They are integral to who we are, and they express us. They, along with the materials used to build them, reflect who we are. That's why more manufacturers, designers, and builders are choosing to go green.
At the Carpet Stop, we believe we all have a responsibility to the environment when it comes to developing materials and building homes, and we feel a responsibility to provide our customers with flooring solutions that are stylish, affordable, and environmentally friendly.
Cork flooring has been around for decades, but it's only recently started to gain popularity as more homeowners seek eco-friendly flooring solutions.
Cork is a recycled product, often made from wine stoppers. The material originates from the bark of the cork oak tree, which is harvested only once every nine years once the trees are at least 25 years old. These trees are not destroyed or damaged during harvest. To make flooring, cork is ground and compressed into sheets.
If installed using only water-based adhesives and finishes, cork is completely biodegradable. This makes cork a completely natural and renewable flooring solution.
Bamboo is an attractive material with beautiful natural variations in grain, color, and texture. Like hardwood, it adds value to your home. It can even be refinished like hardwood, and it is extremely hard and durable. However, bamboo is not wood at all. It's actually a fast-growing type of grass!
If you’re remodeling or building a home and are interested in using a natural, renewable material, bamboo will likely appeal to you. Bamboo can be harvested rapidly, maturing every three years. Bamboo is also responsibly farmed, with minimal fertilization or pesticides.
Natural stone flooring
Natural stone has a long lifespan, rarely requiring replacement. It is also fully recyclable and reclaimable for many other uses. It is made without chemicals, and it requires no chemicals to care for. You'll love the lasting beauty and versatility of natural stone, which includes elegant options such as slate and marble.