Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important issue in today’s society. This doesn’t only apply to our lifestyle, but also to our interior design. Not only the choice of materials play a hugely important role in this, but also how we treat our belongings determines the lifespan of, for example, our furniture, floors and curtains. By taking good care of our belongings, you will notice that they usually last a lot longer, which ensures that the life cycle of these products can be extended a lot. This is not only great for our wallets, but also good for people, animals and the environment. By using sustainable materials, there will be a lot less need to use environmentally harmful materials.
Long-lasting quality furniture
More often, we see that it is not only the manufacturer that is concerned with the sustainability of both the process and the materials used to make furniture. Consumers, too, are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of making sustainable choices. While there is often the feeling that sustainable furniture is less attractive in terms of quality and appearance, this is absolutely not the case.
Because many materials can perfectly go well into an extended or even new life cycle, the use of recycled materials is becoming increasingly popular. In addition, it is not only about the reuse of materials, but also about the quality of materials. By using strong materials, your furniture will usually last a lot longer.
Selecting the right floor
Sooner or later, it’s time for a new floor. The costs of a new floor can be quite substantial. By choosing a sustainable floor, you’ll not only save a lot of money in the long run, but you’ll also reduce the impact on the environment. You can imagine that, before your floor is finally in your home, a lot of energy has already been wasted. After all, a floor has to be transported, but the production of it also involves some waste.
Maintenance of materials
In addition to choosing sustainable materials, good maintenance is essential for extending the life of a product. If you choose a wooden floor, the one-off costs will be considerably higher than if you opt for a laminate floor costing €20 per square metre. However, a wooden floor has the advantage that if properly maintained, it can last up to 30 years.
Weekly vacuuming and mopping prevents small scratches on your floor. If your floor looks dull and faded, polish and oil it every year. By doing so you will notice that your floor will stay beautiful a lot longer and you will be able to enjoy it much longer.