Society advances with the increase in demand for Eco-conscious products in the global consumer market; this is because eco friendly products help the environment in many ways such as the reduction in carbon footprint, the use of sustainable resources also protects vulnerable raw materials from depleting; eco products also helps to make air quality relatively better too.
What about eco flooring? Rather we say that in ASEAN countries including developed Singapore, Eco flooring is still on its infancy. However, we do see an increase in consumer demand for Eco flooring especially from the more Eco and health councious consumers group.
The four most common types of Eco flooring are as follows:
i) Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered wood, also known as "sandwich" wood gives the home owner the luxury, feel and look of real wood without burning the budget. Responsible engineered wood flooring products manufacturers will usually source their wood materials from sustainable forests thereby help to safeguard the green upkeep of the forest. One example of a good engineered wood flooring products is BKB engineered wood, which is highly suitable for the local tropical climate.
"Engineered wood flooring is getting more popular now than solid wood flooring; as it is relatively more stable, comes with product warranty and also can come in wider plank size and patterns than the solid wood."
said Dennis Teo, Managing Director of Evorich Flooring Group.
ii) Laminate Flooring
Laminate flooring has been in the Singapore market for about more than ten years. It is not real solid or engineered wood, but it gives the home interior an overall design and look of wood. You name it, you will have it. Even the most exotic, cartoons printed, psychedelic kind of designs is also available in some good laminate flooring brands today.
Well, it gives the consumer a wider range of designs compare to the good old ceramic tiles and parquet. Good quality laminate flooring products are highly cost efficient. One common sight, you will find is that many range of retailers in Singapore mostly have laminate flooring in their commercial shops and outlets.
iii) High End Resilient Flooring
The latest entrant into the local flooring market is high end resilient flooring. It came in as a strong substitute to traditional laminate flooring and wood parquet due to its 100% waterproof feature. One reason why it is consider as an Eco flooring is because the home owner can actually use the flooring for long period of time, even at the point of moving houses, the home owners can also "bring along" their existing high end resilient flooring too!
This "free re-use and re-new" feature of a good quality high end resilient flooring therefore make the flooring flexible and cost efficient especially in the long run.
iv) Other types of Indoor Eco Flooring
There is a trend in overseas indoor flooring products for rare Eco flooring products such as cornwood, cork flooring as well as linoleum. These types of flooring are still not yet established but may have a market as consumers are getting more Eco-councious. However, it may still in the long way as such flooring may not be suitable for local tropical climate in Southeast Asia where the temperature is changing constantly.
v) Natural Wood Decking
Wood decking is getting more popular in Singapore as new private and public apartments are starting to have balcony and planters areas. It gives the home owners and their family members a different way of appreciating nature at its doorstep. Imagine relaxing on your own patio or alfresco corner of natural wood decking while watching the sunset.
Natural wood itself helps to make the surrounding air cleaner and not only, it beautifies your little natural outdoor landscape. Good quality wood decking products also make sure their raw material is taken from responsible resources thereby protecting the environment for the many years to come.
"The demand for wood decking is increasing due to the trendy outdoor living lifestyle of the new age home owners today. We are expecting this demand to gradually rise in the coming years due to the increase in new private and public residential developments in Singapore."
said Jacky Tan, Senior Marketing PR Manager for the Evorich group.
Evorich Flooring, 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 timber flooring, wood floor, indoor and outdoor decking.
Evorich Flooring 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. Evorich flooring is also ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.
With continuous support for the Green Eco movement in Singapore, Evorich Flooring sponsors Miss Earth Singapore 2012. The group is also the Co-Sponsor & award presenter to Southeast Asia Property Awards. The biggest award event to recognize developers in Southeast Asia. Evorich represents Singapore's outdoor decking industry to speak at the Piscine Splash Asia Conference 2013 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center. The group is also the first flooring contractor in Singapore to be one of the official sponsors for the upcoming INSIDE World Architecture Festival 2013 in Marina Bay Sands this October; one of the largest events for the architectural designers industry worldwide.