The hygiene and durability of bathroom floors are important as it serves as host to makeup marks, potty spills, and wet feet. It does not, however, mean that we compromise style to maintain the required qualities in our bathrooms. The following floor designs provide very eco-friendly choices on the floor type.
Concrete is known mostly for its multitasking role in the creation of structures. It is cost-effective, smart and efficient to simplify multiple floors to a single material. Greening our concrete floors can be utilizing recycled aggregates including porcelain, glass or coal fly ash.
The feel of a smooth stone under our foot when we get into our bathrooms coupled with a gentle massage brings relief and makes our shower moments memorable. Pebbles are normally mined, but the Modwalls folks have come up with a version of pebble tiles by the name of ModRocks, created entirely from recycled glass. They are harmless to the environment and at the same time lending the spa vibe.
Terrazzo is famous for their durability and great looks. They always seem indestructible and are made of polished granite in a concrete or marble chips. Concerning sustainability, they score highly depending on the type of sealer coupled with low-impact aggregates.
Linoleum Although it has only a few similarities with sheet vinyl, the two are always confused. The antimicrobial factor and the linseed oil are a major composition of linoleum. Also, linoleum is fire, water and scratch resistant and it also strengthens over time. Linoleum happens to be available in tile, plank and sheet form.
Recycled glass tile floors
Based on its color options and jewel-like qualities, they recycled glass make the greening bath a breeze. Almost all the Oceanside glass tiles products consist about 30% to 97% of recycled content.
Ceramic waste from tableware pieces and discarded clay are the material components recycled to create the one of Ann Sacks Savoy series. This particularly refined Savoy series comes at a relatively low price and in a broad nature supplying us with all the mosaics and field tiles needed in a bathroom.
Probably the most eco-friendly as it mainly obtained from its two leading producers, Spain, and Portugal, in which both is harvested every nine years to make the bulletin boards and flooring tiles. Every bit of the cork tree harvested is put into use. Harvesting mainly involves the careful peeling of the thin bark, as to not harm the trees.
Architects and designers have eschewed the notion of wood floors not belonging to bathrooms. Regardless of this, wood is still a part of many bathroom floors in various houses. When properly fixed and well taken care of, wood floors rarely present challenges. Ecologically, wood can be the worst or best material. It can sometimes be perfect based on how it’s harvested. Wood has a long life cycle and is durable as well. Wood not collected in a sustainable manner, however, tends to be ecologically destructive.