With each passing, the idea of green habits and ecological sustainability becomes more important in our minds. We all have a commitment to our beautiful planet Earth, but there are ways to be green even in areas where you might have not considered it before.
Are you planning to renovate your home soon? Want to give your house a brand new look? Well, why not do that while ensuring that the new materials you use are responsible with the planet? Believe it or not, construction is one area where new green alternatives are being found and developed almost daily. So lets’ take a look at some unique green building materials that you can use to make your house a dream both for you and the planet.
Brand new products for the 21st century
Ever heard of Bio-Floor carpets? Carpets might not be the first thing that comes to mind when switching to a greener life, but a lot of chemicals are used to elaborate traditional carpets. Bio-Floor carpets however use natural processes to ensure the ecological print of their elaboration is highly reduced. This means that every sale is responsible with the environment. And some of these carpets are even made with renewable resources like hemp. What’s not to love?
Another area where we can seriously cut down on the biological impact of our purchases is chemicals. One way or another we’ll need some amount of solvents, clear coats, or wood stains to complete a renovation; but that doesn’t mean we can’t pick healthier ones. There are a lot of products on the market that are more ecological. These cleaning and sealing compounds have no aromatic solvents so air pollution is greatly reduced, there’s no formaldehyde or polyurethanes either. It’s the classic results without the dangerous components, and that’s the best of both worlds.
Don’t forget the classics
Just because there are countless new inventions it doesn’t mean that we should forget classic materials that have always been green. Are you short on materials for tiling or small structures? Wood will never stop being green. The secret lies in buying wood that is easily renewable and in the right places. But wood definitely has a reduced ecological impact compared to other building materials.
And if you want to take it a step further and make sure your house is and looks green, look no further than bamboo. Bamboo is incredibly strong and grows at incredible paces. Bamboo can grow up to three feet in a single day, so you can rest assured you are leaving no impact. On top of that bamboo is incredibly resilient and if used well can be as strong as concrete. So it’s the perfect pick for any green renovation.