Natural Home Decorating Tips : Bamboo, Cork, & Clay Tile for Natural Home Design
Natural Home Decorating Tips : Bamboo, Cork, & Clay Tile for Natural Home Design


Okay now we’re going to talk a little bit
about floorings. One flooring a lot us have in our homes that we don’t even know we
have and we can utilize is a concrete slab. A concrete slab, you can strip your wall to
wall carpeting and take the toxicity out of your home and stain your slab in a natural
method. You can have it acid stained and it will last a little longer but it’s a little
toxic and there is some outgassing initially. But it’s beautiful, it has a wonderful feel
to it, and it’s natural, and it’s something you already have so if you’re trying to
save money that’s one option for you. If you want to go a little further you can look
into some of the other natural floorings, some of them are a little expensive. Cork
and bamboo are two of my favorites. They are used a lot, they are a little more pricey
than regular tile but the feel that they give is just wonderful. They have a number of different
styles, different patterns and with more of an open weave or a tighter weave so you see
smaller lines or larger lines. You can actually see the bamboo where it came together, It’s
all compressed, even the cork, it’s a compressed. It’s kind of manufactured with healthy glues
and binders, whatever they use to put it together so that it’s not outgassing like regular
floorings. So those are two really good options for you to look at other than the concrete.
Then there’s other options like clay tiles. There’s fired clay, saltillo, Mexican pavers
which I encourage, they’re natural, they stay cool in the summer. If you use a radiant
heating underneath the Mexican pavers or the saltillo tile you can keep them really warm
so when you get up you can walk on warm tile, that’s a really great feature. There’s
the enameled or fired clay tile, this one is actually a 50% recycled glass and clay,
fired clay. And it’s beautiful, it would be great on floors. And even for your decking
they have a recycled fiberboard which is recycled wood and it’s compressed together and makes
a really durable decking material that’s not going the shred and come apart like natural
wood on your deck. So there’s lots of options on the flooring section.

2 thoughts on “Natural Home Decorating Tips : Bamboo, Cork, & Clay Tile for Natural Home Design”

  1. Aire Marshall says:

    Concrete…..Natural?! Absolutely NOT!
    Concrete is made using some pretty nasty chemicals, and outgases these through its lifetime….a phenomenon linked with male infertility amongst other things!

  2. Aire Marshall says:

    Concrete…..Natural?! Absolutely NOT!
    Concrete is made using some pretty nasty chemicals, and outgases these through its lifetime….a phenomenon linked with male infertility amongst other things!

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