Eco-Friendly Flooring Products in Singapore
Press Release • Jun 27, 2012 14:29 SGT
Choosing an Eco Friendly flooring product for your indoor residential area is pretty important especially for your long term well-being living in the house. Take for an example of a 4 room flat, out average living space is about 900 sq ft; hence, using an Eco sustainable flooring product wells up an important part in your home renovation, one's health as well as goodwill for global sustainability.
Here are some of the common Eco friendly products you can find in Singapore;
1. Wood Flooring
Basically, wood flooring is considered eco friendly due to the fact that it is made up of 100% natural and pure timber materials. The advantage of wood flooring is that it will not attract any dust mites and therefore creating a cleaner and healthier living environment.
However, due to massive logging to meet increasing affluent demand today, many trees are forced to cut down which lead to endangering some wood species in worldwide forest. Hence, homeowners should look for responsible flooring contractors and manufacturers who only sourced wood materials from sustainable resources.
Engineered wood flooring helps to improve sustainability in a clever way. 5 to 7 pieces engineered wood planks is equivalent to a single solid wood flooring planks. This helps to meet demands easier and as the same time, protects the environment especially for the wood species that are vulnerable in numbers.
Moreover, acetylated wood which produces highly durable and resistant wood in a non-toxic manner, while keeping worldwide supply of wood species in check, has also grown largely in popularity among today home owners as well. One example of acetylated wood is Accoya® timber, which is highly regarded as the first natural timber in the world today to receive the most Eco accolades and accreditations.
2. Laminate Flooring
Well, laminate flooring is also quite popular in Singapore probably because laminate flooring is highly cost efficient and at the same time can be made from renewable and recyclable materials. Laminate flooring simulates wood materials patterns and often are considered Eco friendly due to the fact that the material is mainly made up of compressed wood.
However, not all laminate flooring brands are safe. Home owners may have to do their due diligence in finding out further on whether the laminate flooring is low in formaldehyde emission, less in VOC and also upon disposal, whether the flooring can be safely disposed or not. Good reputable flooring contractors would usually have the right specs and reports to furnish to the home owners on the environmental credentials of their laminate flooring brands.
3. Eco Resilient Flooring
The question is often raised sometimes when it comes to resilient flooring whether they are healthy or not to be used in enclosed areas since they are made up of artificial by products.
However, home owners should look for Eco resilient flooring or resilient flooring that has Eco friendly properties. 2 things the home owners need to look at specifically are: Whether the flooring has pass the SVHC (Substance of Very High Concern) test. This is very important becuase resilient flooring that has passed the SVHC test is only recommended for residential use.
The other thing home owners can consider is the re-usable quality of Eco resilient flooring product. An example is good quality high end resilient flooring (HERF); due to the fact that it does not require any glue during installation. Home owners can bring along as least 65 to 75% of their existing HERF from one place to another new home after staying for a few years. This habit of re-using the existing flooring not only helps one to save money on renovation, it also benefits the environment in a way or another.
Breaking traditions, eco friendly flooring products give home owners a wider and larger array of opportunities to decorate one's home with style and yet at the same time doing one part for the environment. However, it does take a long for advocates to educate more people about the benefits of using Eco flooring products and to switch from using traditional flooring materials to these Eco friendly options.
Evorich Holdings, is one of the most reputable flooring contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Providing the end user with supply and installation of quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineered wood flooring, timber flooring, indoor and outdoor decking.
Evorich Holdings is also a member of National Wood Flooring Association and a strong advocate for introducing Eco green flooring into the building and construction industry worldwide. Moreover, Evorich Holdings has recently been awarded as one of the Promising SME 500 awards in Singapore & is the first flooring contractor in Singapore to win the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2011. Evorich has also recently been awarded the Orchid Trusted Brands 2012 for quality customer services in Singapore