Green Steal of the Week: Eco-Friendly Flooring for $3.99/sf

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Marmoleum plank eco-friendly flooring -$3.99 per square foot

I’ve written time and time again about how much I dislike carpet. It gets dirty and traps bacteria, often contributing to poor indoor air quality in a home. But I understand that many homes these days come standard with carpet, and flooring isn’t exactly the cheapest thing in your home to replace. Fortunately, there are lots of eco-friendly flooring options, and many of them are pretty affordable even at regular prices. Thanks to a current sale from Green Building Supply, those options are even more affordable.

EcoTimber Bamboo flooring - $3.99 per square foot

Marmoleum Click plank flooring (which I have profiled before), vertical or horizontal EcoTimber Bamboo, Natural Cork Eco-Cork in 3 styles and EcoTimber FSC Acacia Hardwood flooring are all on sale for $3.99 per square foot. When you have a large area to cover, like a kitchen, living room or hallways, you’ll definitely want to find a good deal, and this is it.

Cork and FSC-Certified Acacia hardwood flooring - $3.99 per square foot

At face value, there may not seem to be a huge difference between $3.99 per square foot and $5.49. But lets do a little math. A moderately sized living room of 20′ x 15′ works out to 300 square feet. At $5.49, the total flooring cost would be $1647. At $3.99, the cost is considerably less, at $1197.

Green Building Supply is also offering $99 flat rate residential shipping and free shipping to commercial addresses. So if you were planning to replace your flooring and want to go green, this is a good time to take advantage of a great deal. The special prices will only be available wile supplies last.

Why It’s Green:

  • Marmoleum: The main ingredient in linoleum is natural linseed oil. It is also biodegradable and incredibly low in toxins, and it clicks together, so there is no need for toxic adhesives.
  • Bamboo: Grows to maturity in just 5 years and can be grown without pesticides. Rapidly renewable.
  • Cork: Harvested from living trees without harming the tree. A single tree can be harvested several times over its lifetime.
  • Acacia Hardwood: It is a fast-growing hardwood, and the fact that it is FSC-certified means that this specific acacia was harvested from sustainably-managed forests.

Price: $3.99/square ft.

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  • Get Togetha February 10, 2009, 1:32 pm

    This is a great idea for living quality flooring. Gone are the days of wall to wall carpeting. An ick and outdated idea….

    GT

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  • Lorrie @ My Design Secrets February 12, 2009, 8:41 am

    Jennae, this was a great breakdown of green options. I agree that flooring is a fantastic way to going eco-friendly. It covers such a large area of your home that it’s a great investment. Thanks for the tip!

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