Sustainability begins at home.
We are all responsible for protecting and preserving the environment’s natural resources. When we recycle, conserve energy, and use sustainable products in our homes, we are safeguarding the earth for future generations.
We don’t generally think about our floors when we consider the environment, but let’s take a quick look at how two popular flooring alternatives stack up against Foresta®:
While natural hardwoods are beautiful, they remove valuable resources from the earth’s forests – reserves that can take a century or more to replenish. Once the trees are cut down, the resources used to haul, store and refine the wood add to the supplier’s (and eventually the consumer’s) carbon footprint.
Carpeting is not blameless either. The fibers in most carpeting attract dust, allergens and other bacteria, and require regular vacuuming and steam cleaning. Carpeting also releases toxic organic compounds into the environment, especially during the installation process.
Rather than contribute to the depletion of the earth’s forests by using natural hardwoods, Foresta® Waterproof Flooring just looks like hardwood flooring. Additionally, its non-toxic application process doesn’t release harmful odors into the air.
Once your Foresta® Waterproof Flooring is installed, you won’t have to use cleaners with harsh chemicals to keep it spotless. Foresta® Waterproof Flooring is waterproof, mold-resistant and does not stain. The fade-resistant surface also ensures that you won’t need to use polyurethane or other noxious treatments to maintain the floor’s appearance.
Foresta® Waterproof Flooring is also reusable. The panels can be taken apart and reassembled in another room or house.
We all benefit from introducing environmentally sustainable practices into our homes. To find out how Foresta® Waterproof Flooring can help make your home a little greener, contact us today.