When it comes to your McCormick Ranch home for sale, going green with your flooring could entice potential buyers. But going green doesn’t necessarily mean the floor needs to be made from a “natural, renewable substance.” Think about these things when considering an environmentally friendly floor: ability to be renewed and recycled, toxicity to environment, maintenance, and life cycle. 

 

Below are some options for “green” flooring.

 

CORK

I know cork probably doesn’t come to mind as probably your first choice for flooring in your McCormick Ranch home, but it is a naturally renewable material, made fem the bark of the cork oak tree. What makes cork especially attractive to use as flooring is it provides insulation against heat and cold and is repellent to “bugs, mold, and mites.” Average price: $1.50 - $4 per sq foot.

 

LINOLEUM

Oxidized linseed oil makes up linoleum, produced naturally from flax plants. The renewable product does not have a bad impact on the environment. The durable product allows Linoleum floors last for 25-40 years. When you no longer need the material, it can be used to burn as fuel. Average price: $2 - $5 per sq foot.  

 

BAMBOO

The renewable bamboo plant grows very fast with a harvest cycle of 3-5 years. The only bad side to using it as flooring in your McCormick Ranch home for sale is that it’s mostly produced in the Pacific Rim, meaning there can be a big amount of pollution in transporting it to your home.Average price: $2 - $5 per sq foot.  

 

ECO-FRIENDLY CARPETING

A lot of carpeting is produced from petroleum, a non renewable resource. Other carpets can trap dust and mold or release toxins into the air. So, the best choice is to choose a carpet made from natural materials such as wool, jute, and sea grass. Average price: $3 - $13 per sq foot. 

 

HARDWOOD FLOORING

This renewable product is completely biodegradable and can be recycled. Average price: $3 - $12 per sq. foot.  

 

RECYCLED HARDWOOD FLOORS

Using recycled hardwood floors cuts down on waste but you still need to be careful that the wood you’re using was never treated with toxic chemicals. Average price: $5 - $30 per sq foot.  

 

NATURAL STONE FLOORING

Stone is a natural product and does not hard the environment. it can also be recycled into other flooring projects at your McCormick Ranch home for sale. Average price: $7 - $35 per sq foot.  

 

RECYCLED METAL TILES

You might also want to consider metal tiles manufactured from scrap pieces of Aluminum, Copper, or Brass. However, it’s not biodegradable so using it as flooring in your McCormick Ranch home keeps it out of the landfill. Average price: $30 - $70 per sq foot.