DIY homeowners are able to reduce their carbon footprint by "making a floor greener", it has been claimed.
According to aboutproperty.co.uk, installing cork floorboards, which are made from material that will not kill the tree when it is harvested, is one way of improving home insulation.
Indeed, the website explained that there are "few materials that can match" cork for eco-friendliness because it does not contain any synthetic materials that may be harmful to the environment.
The website added: "Cork flooring tiles may be attached using cork flooring adhesives that are low on volatile organic compounds, to make sure the floor is not harmful."
Furthermore, cork was described as a material that is "tough but soft, warm but quiet, beautiful and insulating".
This follows calls recently made by Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council, for Britons to consider energy efficiency issues before making home improvements.
Posted by Thomas Morris