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In Milan for fashion week, models and celebrities traded in the traditional red carpet for a “green” carpet! And recycled carpets made from regenerated nylon and recycled plastic bottles are now an available floor trend. Carpets from Econyl are made from stain-resistant nylon that’s eco-friendly and can be woven in many different pile designs from thick living room carpet to more utilitarian versions. Meanwhile, Mohawk has taken materials such as plastic bottles and even corn sugar, and recycled them into fibers for carpets.
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Cork flooring is eco-friendly, springy, and offers an interesting, pulp-like wood pattern. It’s also quite affordable, making it an increasingly common choice floor trend for homeowners. However, durability may be a problem in homes with pets or children.
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