Flooring

Let there be colour...Sonya WInner's modern asymmetric runner is a joy

Tarkett's Trentino linoleum is Cradle to Cradle certified

Continuing her look at resilient flooring, Kay Hill considers the eco merits of linoleum as well as rubber and cork flooring

Claire Gaudion Lihou rug

A new rug can transform a room and Claire Gaudion's designs are perfect if you're after subtle colours in contemporary designs

Bamboo has a reputation as one of the most eco-friendly materials, a real super grass. It's used in products from flooring to t shirts and washable nappies - but is it always good stuff? Kay Hill investigates

Peronda is one of Spain's leading tile manufacturers

Wood is wonderful but it's not always the best flooring for a room. So if you're heart's set on wood but your head tells you it's a no-no, look to ceramics, because manufacturers have perfected their imitation of wood

The study

Wood floors are popular because they're practical, beautiful and come from a sustainable source. This refurbishment of a very special house in LA may well inspire you if you're thinking about flooring

Sphere8 poured floor in a south London house by Paul Warren Design

Sphere8 offers perfectly smooth and seamless resin floors with a difference - their product is plant rather than petrochemical-based.

Neisha Crosland

The renowned surface designer, known for her lovely organically geometric abstract patterns, has developed a new range of tiles for stone company Ca'Pietra

We all love a Hug Rug

It's a fantastic eco story, a made in Britain story, a 'how have I lived without one?' story. Let's hear it for Hug Rug!

Roger Oates' Isis Leaf 100% wool carpet is made from British Cheviot wool

New carpet is a delight. But it can be an environmental horror when its time comes to die. So are there eco-friendly carpets on the market? And what can you do with a dead one? Kay Hill investigates

Vinyl floor printed by Floorink

It's the wipe clean sensible choice - yet lots of us think vinyl flooring is decidedly un-eco-friendly, not to mention a bit low-rent, so don't choose it so much these days. But Kay Hill finds many stylish designs and a product that's recyclable

Havwoods

Wood floors have many advantages – they're easy to keep clean, don’t harbour dust and mites, are hard-wearing, long-lasting, natural, biodegradable and, of course, they look fantastic. But with so many products on the market, what type of wood is best? Kay Hill investigates

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