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.
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.
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.