Flooring for the masses - beautiful, affordable and flooring for the environmentally aware household


The advent of the age of environmental awareness and the green movement has highlighted the need for more sustainable solutions in all areas of life.

The eco-friendly label usually comes with a high pricetag however, leading one to look into more affordable, sustainable materials - available to your middle class home owner.

This project aims to explore the eco-friendly option of using banana fibre as a flooring material, to design a floor finish that is renewable, beautiful and affordable to produce.

Which problem does your idea solve?

Sustainable yet affordable, beautiful floor finishes. Banana Fibre is a durable material and when treated and sealed, can withstand years of use.

How does your idea solve the problem?

Using an affordable, fast growing material that is often wasted, this flooring becomes a solution to the green question - can one be environmentally conscious without compromising on budget and style?

What is the benefit of your idea for the target group?

More home owners can afford to have an unusual, exotic floor, while doing their part to contribute to eco-friendly living.

Which materials are you using and why?

Banana fibre (bark) - it comes from a fast growing plant and is often wasted. It is a rich, beautiful, affordable material that can be processed with minimal to no energy.

Which aesthetic does your idea follow?

Rustic to afro-centric, it can be manipulated to suit any home.

Other entries in this project