Environmental Tips For Green Bathroom Renovations

Possibly the most often remodeled room in a home is the bathroom. Why? It’s because a bathroom in need of repairs or an upgrade can be a real scar on a home and it can also detract greatly from its value. So now with the new trend in “green living”, comes a host of new environmentally safe products to use in home remodels.

Environmentally Sound Bamboo Flooring

One truly amazing new product is flooring material that is made from bamboo. It looks fantastic and installs just the same as any other type of hardwood flooring. Bamboo is fast-growing and renewable and can grow without the use of pesticides or fertilizers.

Domestic Exotic Woods for Bathroom Renovations

Before you rush right up to hardwood cabinets, take a close look at cabinets that are made from woods harvested in the US and Canada such as birch, maple, and pine. Knotty pine, for instance, looks fantastic when it is placed in the hands of a skilled decorator and cabinet maker.

Rain Forest Free Exotic Woods

For years, classic hardwoods such as mahogany were sold aggressively. They became cliché and homeowners would simply order them without ever taking a good look at other types of wood that were available. Now times have changed and savvy environmental homeowners are rediscovering the beautiful exotic woods that are not harvested from rain forests.

Another Common Bathroom Renovations Product

Another common bathroom renovations product that is popping up on environmentalist radar screens is polished stones such as marble and granite that are commonly used for countertops. It has finally come to light that they are mined from huge unregulated quarries in foreign locations and cut and polished with sweatshop labor.

New Green Counter Top Products

Tile is making a big comeback as a carbon safe alternative, as are new composite faux stone countertop products. Another clever and beautiful countertop alternative is “polished concrete”. When polished concrete is done correctly it looks absolutely stunning.