Eco-Flooring: Sustainable Options for You and the Environment

Feb 3, 2021 10:00 AM ET

Flooring has come a long way since handwoven grass carpets of pre-historic times. Throughout history, there have been hundreds of variations, resulting in the modern, eco-flooring options available today.

To better understand all the sustainable flooring choices available at your fingertips, it’s important to uncover the four layers:

  1. Floor covering—showcases the surface and style
  2. Underlayment—helps prepare with a smooth finish
  3. Subfloor—provides sturdiness
  4. Joists—offers structural stability

From top to bottom, each of these layers creates an opportunity to make eco-friendly choices. To help identify which ones work best for you, check out some of the most sustainable flooring materials available.

Learn more about The Home Depot’s commitment to sustainability in the 2020 Responsibility Report.

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