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Two Eco-Friendly Wood Flooring Trends to Know This Year

“Carpet” may be part of our store’s name, but the supplies we stock go far beyond the best wool and synthetic carpeting money can buy. In addition to being the Montgomery County carpet store for residential and commercial clients, we maintain an incredible supply of rich wood floors any interior designer would love.

Why wood flooring? It is simply special, whether it’s the rustic foundation of a cozy country living room or the gleaming floor of a modern city kitchen. Better yet, the wood floors we sell are far from your grandparents’ flooring. We offer some of the latest trends in wood floors, each offering distinctive qualities like durability, environmental friendliness, and beauty.

Here a two varieties of wood floors that have become popular in recent years — and some reasons you should love them, too!

Bamboo

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When it comes to durability, you can’t do better than beautiful bamboo. The increasingly popular choice for home remodeling, this flooring material ranks higher in compressive strength than concrete, with about the same strength-to-weight ratio as steel! Basically, this is the superman of floors, perfect for heavy-traffic areas of the home.

While harder than both red and white oaks, North American walnut, and North American maple, bamboo manages to be extremely attractive to the eye, available in both light and dark hues with unique natural grain patterns. It makes an excellent choice for the contemporary kitchen or living room, and with its environmental sustainability, it’s a choice you can feel good about.

Cork

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Comfort, renewability, durability: Cork floors bring all three to the table. A bouncy material, cork flooring feels great underfoot. Better yet, it’s a natural thermal insulator, which means rooms furnished with cork flooring will be warm and quiet. Furthermore, you’ll find that furniture rarely makes a permanent indent on cork, since it’s highly resistant to markings, cracks and abrasions.

Cork boasts natural resistance to mildew, mold, and termites, with the added bonus of being anti-microbial. Last but not least, it’s harvested from the bark of cork oak trees, a sustainable source for centuries.

Come See These Floors in Person!

At Norman Carpet, we stock most varieties of hardwood out there, so you can get a feel for every choice just by stopping by our store. Plus, our employees know the ins and outs of our inventory, so you can count on them to tell you everything you need to know about each variety. You can’t get that kind of service at a home improvement store!

Feel free to call us with any questions: 800-220-RUGS!

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