When it's time to replace a damaged floor in your house or condo, or simply cover one that has become tired-looking, you'll want to consider all options available. Factors to keep in mind include value and affordability, function and durability, décor and aesthetics, as well as the environment(both in your home and at large).
Wood still has the broadest appeal due to its appearance, longevity and wide variety species. It also has ecological advantages, especially if it's sourced from a sustainable harvest, and not treated with harmful toxins. Other eco-friendly options to consider are reclaimed or repurposed wood, and renewable materials such as bamboo and cork.
If you are looking for eco-friendly options, man-made materials need not be discounted outright, as you can buy flooring made of recycled content such as laminated composite, glass, rubber and other synthetics, which can be recycled again when no longer useful.