Conventional flooring and carpeting uses toxic chemicals in the finishes, coatings, padding and glue. We inhale the fumes and if there are children, infants and pets in the home this can be dangerous as their bodies come into contact with the floor.
Eco-friendly and healthy flooring is made without the use of harsh chemicals; the flooring is created from materials that are easily sustainable, like bamboo and cork. Bamboo flooring is durable and not sensitive to temperature changes.
If you are building or renovating make sure you chose the best natural flooring for your family. You can find eco-friendly flooring options listed on the Australian Organic Directory.