3 reasons to choose green design when decorating your home
By Humberto José Ramírez Urdaneta.
If you think environmentally friendly decoration is just a matter of responsibility with the planet, here are some options that make you give a special touch to your spaces.
Discover new materials. One of the most interesting materials is paperstone, a mixture of recycled paper with phenolic resins and natural pigmentations, which is being used in bathrooms and kitchens instead of stone or marble, and which has the advantage of resisting up to 350° and that is fabricated in a wide variety of colors and textures.
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Optimizing the use of energies. Ecological decoration is also about taking care of elements such as lighting and air conditioning in our houses. With the appropriate design one tries to make the most out of sunlight and ventilation, as well as evaluating the use of ecological systems that take advantage of sun and wind power and biomass boiler installations.
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Easy to apply. No matter what you may imagine, many of the ecological alternatives are far easier to install than their traditional counterparts. A clear example is that of natural wooden floors, which require processes and treatments such as fumigation, and while installing them: glues, fillers, sealants, and protectors that are applied in situ. Its counterpart, laminated floating floors of natural wood veneers use in their fabrication much more controlled procedures in special cabins, and their installation does not require any glue that exposes the environment. These come with factory furnishings and they can be installed fast without harming people or the environment.