Studies have shown that indoor pollutant levels can be two to five times higher than they are outside. To find the source of many of these pollutants, just glance down. Many conventional flooring options, especially carpet and vinyl emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through a process known as off-gassing. VOCs are harmful chemicals used in the manufacturing process, and they are released into the air inside our homes over time.
Luckily, there are several sustainable flooring options that minimize indoor pollution and mitigate health problems caused by toxic carpets. You can now choose from a rapidly growing line of carpets and flooring made from recycled and eco-friendly materials. Durable, stylish, and often less expensive than conventional floors and carpets, these sustainable options provide a responsible and healthy way to enhance your home or place of business.
Did you know that Bamboo is a grass product that grows incredibly fast and is generally harvested in 3-7 years? What about Cork, a product of the Cork Oak tree that is not actually cut down- but the bark is peeled off every 8-14 years! These are just two of the products that we carry that would be excellent environmentally safe choices for your upcoming project.
Wood is a natural product in a diverse selection of colors and grain patterns. Who hasn’t marveled at the beauty of a home with a fine wood floor? It’s in our nature to love trees, to harvest them and to replant them. Wood is a part of our lives and our homes. There are more choices now than ever before… a wood floor for every taste. Wood is the easiest floor to clean, requiring far less chemicals.
Wood is our greatest renewable resource. North America has more than 70 percent of the forest cover that was here in the 1600’s. Plus many exotic woods come from certified sustainable forests.In North America we produce more wood than any other place on the planet! According to the World Resources Institute report, our continent was unusual in that it increased tree cover in the 1990s. In other words, we grow more than we cut. North America is also becoming known as a ‘carbon sink’. Scientists have shown that young trees use more carbon dioxide than older trees , much like younger animals need more food,
- Eco Timber Eco
- Timber Special Buys
- Goodwin Heart Pine
- Antique Legacy Heart Pine
- Antique Recovered Heart Cypress
- Antique Recovered Heart Pine
- Precision Engineered Wood
- Wild Black Cherry
Bamboo Hardwoods bamboo floors and bamboo flooring options will give you the natural beauty of hardwood flooring in your home without having you feel that your choice in hardwood flooring is having a detrimental effect on our environment. Bamboo Floors and Bamboo Flooring is one of the hardest, natural materials available for hardwood flooring and is an excellent alternative to tree wood because bamboo can grow wood faster than any tree. Because bamboo is a rapid growing grass and not wood, it can be harvested every 5-7 years, unlike 15-100 years for many tree wood. This makes bamboo a very environmentally friendly product for flooring.
- Eco Timber
- Neopolitan Plyboo
- Bamboo Fusion
- Tongue and Groove
Durapalm Flooring by Smith & Fong is made from 100% plantation-grown coconut palms past their fruit bearing years. Ranging in color from dark to medium-red mahogany, these durable and uniquely beautiful products are available in tongue-and-groove planks. Durapalm flooring is made from multiple layers of palm, creating both a stable and durable flooring product of great beauty. These planks come in lengths from two to six feet and are available unfinished or pre-finished. Durapalm flooring is always urea formaldehyde-free.
Cork is the bark of the Cork Oak tree. The trees, grown in the Mediterranean Region, have a life span ranging from 150-250 years. After the first 25 years of growth, the tree is stripped of its bark for the first time, using traditional hand labor methods. This process is repeated every nine years henceforth, at no time affecting the health of the tree. During each harvest, no more than 50% of the bark is removed, allowing the tree to protect itself using its natural defenses. Chemical pesticides and fertilizers are not typically used in the cork forest.
- We Cork
- Floating Floors- Avant Garde
- Floor Tiles & Planks
- Expanco Traditional Cork Flooring
- Contemporary Tile
- Specialty Tile
- The Artistico Collection
- Traditional Tile
XCR4 – Cork/Rubber flooring is made from a unique blend of recycled cork and rubber. It combines the benefits of these two components creating a colorful, water resistant, hardwearing floor. Benefits of XCR4 include resilience, comfort, sound reducing qualities and slip-resistance. It is available in a color palate that includes earthy neutrals, jewel tones and brights, which meet the needs of both commercial and residential installations.
- Expanko- XCR4 -Cork / Rubber
- Expanco- Reztec
- Reztec Chunks Color Line
- Reztec Colors Collection
Concrete can be applied in almost any setting whether is be modern, minimalistic, contemporary, classical, rustic, elegant, tropical, ranch, country, etc. thus defining it utterly limitless. It can be smooth, textured, patterned, seamless, stained, painted, flat, glossy, or our personal favorite all natural. It is simple to maintain, reasonably inexpensive, hypo-allergenic, easy to change, and custom designed to fit your needs.
At Eco Simplista we offer multiple concrete services all which are taken to a level of sustainability over and beyond the boundaries. All concrete used is custom engineered 100% post industrial recycled white pozzolanic mineral additive that is combined with a proprietary non-hazardous polymer. All concrete coloring is either a 100% non toxic modified polymer water-based stain or natural mineral patina solution. The only sealer applied is a ZERO VOC acrylic formula which resists stains and scratches and contains no harmful chemicals or odors.
- Concrete Polishing
- Concrete Staining
- Concrete Sealing
- Concrete Restoration
- Concrete Overlayment Systems
- Concrete Aggregate Overlays
- Concrete Cutting and Patterns
- Custom Concrete Tile Fabrication
- Concrete Driveways
- Concrete Pool Decks
Eco Simplista offers the best environmentally friendly paints, green non-toxic countertops, eco flooring, decorative concrete and wide range of green products & cleaning supplies designed to protect your home from harmful toxic pollutants.
Visit us at our new location in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Eco Simplista – Your Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
619 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304