Sustainable flooring: 6 natural ideas for your home

Choose a natural and sustainable flooring option for your renovations to lessen your home's impact on the environment.

By Hugh Metcalf | 10 March 2020

If you’re trying to create your very own eco-home, the devil is in the detail. Consider these naturally-sourced, sustainable options for floors throughout the house.

architectural living room with wool carpet - grand designs

Image: Elements London 

When it comes to your home’s flooring, there’s plenty to consider. Cost and durability may be high on your agenda, but this doesn’t need to be at the expense of environmentally friendly options.

While it’s true that manmade materials, including plastics, can provide durable options that can last a lifetime and make up for initial outlays of energy and resource use, why not consider a natural, sustainable flooring material that brings plenty of these qualities to the table too?

Wool carpet

Wool is a great option if you’re looking for sustainable carpet – not only is it naturally-occuring and biodegradable, it’s naturally stain resistant, soft and doesn’t release VOCs into your home, unlike some synthetic counterparts, improving your home’s indoor air quality.