Most consumers nowadays are aware of healthier choices for lots of everyday necessities in their lives. Information is readily available on organic food choices, healthier beauty product selections, even greener ways to pack up your belongings during a move of house or office. If you are anything like us, we have never really given the paint, mouldings or flooring in our home a second thought – until we were introduced to The Eco Floor Store. Sure, we had heard of sustainable bamboo flooring and lower-toxicity paint, but that was about as far as it went. Now, we’re completely obsessed with all of the eco-friendly possibilities!
The Eco Floor Store opened on the Langley/Surrey border in January 2011 and it is a perfect fit for Owner Jared Kress. Jared and his family are committed to choosing healthier options where they are available. “There are way more eco-friendly options than people think,” explained Jared, “It’s a lot more than laminate and hardwood.” And it is – The Eco Floor Store carries certified asthma & allergy-friendly flooring, wool carpets, hand tufted rugs from India, recycled porcelain and certamic tiles, bamboo and cork flooring and 100% Canadian solid hardwood. They even carry leather flooring and snakeskin, too. Snakeskin floors! You have to see it to believe it.
Also available are great options for mouldings, concrete countertops, flexible slate and granite for back splashes and other wall applications, wood flooring glue with no VOCs, environmentally friendly cleaning products and lots more. The store is spacious and comfortable, with a play area for kids, coffee for the big kids and organic chocolate treats for visitors.
Your perception of eco-friendly flooring is likely that it’s expensive, right? That was our perception, absolutely. The Eco Floor Store’s tagline is ‘You Don’t Have to Pay More For an Eco Friendly Floor’ and they hold true to that. In fact, they offer a .99 cent laminate as an entry-level flooring option.
If you are doing some renovations, building a home or office or just looking for new ideas for ‘some day’, check out The Eco Floor Store. We think Jared is onto something big. And did we mention the organic chocolate treats for visitors?
The Eco Floor Store
203 – 5511 192nd Street, Surrey