Why the metal flooring you can’t buy is a better investment
A new metal floor is not just cheap to install and maintain, but it is also better for your home and the environment, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
The association’s 2017 home building guide says: “This new product has the highest level of environmental and safety data available and is engineered with the lowest level of toxic chemicals.
It is constructed from a combination of recycled materials, recycled plastics and recycled concrete.”
While the metal does not require as many chemical inputs as other flooring materials, the association recommends it be used sparingly.
The metal is a natural polymer, but the association says it has been extensively tested.
“We are convinced that this product meets all of the requirements of a standard metal floor that is not a standard carpet,” the association said in a press release.
A recent review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) metal floor standards found that the U-shaped metal used in this product has been approved for use in buildings in the U, S., Canada, Europe and Japan, as well as in buildings designed for the disabled.
“Metal floors can be used in a wide variety of uses,” the EPA said.
The U-shape metal used for this flooring is also a type of concrete that is more expensive to produce.
This metal can also be more difficult to remove from the flooring than other types of concrete.
In addition, it requires more maintenance because of its heavy weight and the chemicals used to break down the metal, according the association.
The EPA says this product is more durable and is more resistant to corrosion than other metal floor products.
The agency recommends using this product only in buildings with a fire hazard, because it does not meet fire safety standards.