Restoring Your Floor Can Help Save the Planet

When you have a beautiful floor, you want to keep it looking beautiful. But at what price? The environment is a hot topic for a reason, it is a big issue because the climate is changing, and we all need to be aware of our impact on it.

The problem with floors is you use them. A lot. Some areas of floor get walked on nonstop in commercial or business premises and even in a private home you use your floors every day and animals, buggies and children all take their wear and tear on your flooring. 

This applies to natural stone such as Slate, Travertine or Limestone; man-made tiles like Porcelain or Ceramic; or luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) like Karndean or Amtico and wood. So, what do you do when you need to replace the floor? We consider in this blog whether replacement or restoration is the right avenue to take and what impact they both have on the environment.

Why do people replace floors?

Replacement is the usual option for big commercial properties that have high footfall in their properties, like coffee shops, however, the impact of this regular replacement in multiple locations is huge on the environment. Climate change is at the top of most agendas (after Brexit…) for a reason, the impact we have on the world around us as consumers and business owners is massive.  So why do so many people take this option?

Partly habit, once a business is in the habit of replacing flooring, they tend to keep doing it, they may even have a running agreement to do so for all their outlets. Secondly, they trust the process, they know the floor will be brand new and they know low long it takes and how much it costs.

So, what are the advantages of restoration?

Restoration is a viable option! Not only will you save money long term as you won’t be replacing it every time it becomes unusable, your carbon footprint will also be reduced. You can renew a floor for a fraction of the price of replacing it, and it is also less time consuming than stripping out the old floor and having a total replacement laid.

Replacing the whole thing regularly is a big use of the planet’s resources not only in sourcing the raw materials be that stone or wood etc. but also in manufacturing the floor and transporting it to you, plus the manpower to replace it. Restoration does still have an impact on the environment, but it is significantly less and uses no new raw materials.

Replacing your floors costs more and the impact is much bigger on the environment too, so why not get some restoration work done instead. Rescue your tired floors before it is too late. If you would like a no-obligation chat to discuss the restoration work we offer at Aqua fresh Floor Care or just to help you weigh up your options, please call 0800 0862691. or contact us here