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.

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

Ecora supplied this oiled Oak Tennyson for a London terraced house

For larger rooms, the wider the planks, the more striking the floor can look. And wood from sustainable forests, or reclaimed wood, are good choices for the eco-minded home-owner.

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

Italy's Refin ceramic tile company offers bold Majolica tiles

Bathroom floors have been very monotone, so if you're thinking about replacing yours because it's too plain and boring, you'll love the trend for bold encaustic-style patterned ceramic tiles

Collective-Stories is a socially conscious brand that combines contemporary design with traditional techniques and craftsmanship

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

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

Jacaranda wool carpet

If you prefer carpet to hard flooring, make sure your choice doesn't come with a heavy carbon footprint

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

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

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