5 Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Bathroom
An Eco-friendly bathroom is more than just a fad, it is a growing trend. Green home improvement can improve your health as well as the environment’s health. If you’re currently thinking about adding eco-friendly items to your bathroom, JJ Marble has created a list of 5 items you can add today to turn your bathroom into one of the most sustainable spots at your house.
Low-flow Shower Heads
By opting for a low-flow showerhead, you consume as much as two gallons less per minute than an older model. You can save water and enjoy the same amount of water pressure with a high-efficiency showerhead. This may sound complicated, but it is an easy and affordable change that you can make in your bathroom today.
Dual Flush Toilet
According to the American Water Works Association, toilettes are responsible for 27% water consumption in the house. Switching your toilet flush for a dual flush toilet can be a big water saver with 17,000 gallons less of water spent a year, which is about $50 off your water bill. Good for your pocket and the environment!
Eco-friendly and Sustainable Bath Products
Purchasing certified organic and natural cleaning products, preferable biodegradable, ensure that your routine has a lower environmental footprint as well as the fact that it is safe and healthy for your skin. You can also opt for recyclable toilette paper instead of regular bleached paper that is no good for your skin or the environment. Another easy option is to switch plastic razors for stainless steel blades. Besides being reusable they can also be recycled at the end of their life.
Turn Off the Tap
This is an old tip that you may have heard from your parents before, but it is true and we all could use this a little more. Turning off faucets while washing up or brushing your teeth can save around 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Another example is to take showers rather than baths. A bath requires more water than a shower in order to get you clean. Ideally, a person should spend no more than 15 minutes in the shower daily, water conservation is perhaps one of the easiest changes you can make in your home that leads to a more eco-friendly bathroom.
Invest in Plants
Plants are natural air purifiers. Want cleaner and better air in the bathroom? Ditch your artificial purifier and invest in plants. Besides purifying the air and adding a fresh look to your house, “NASA researchers have reported that a group of common house plants can remove or scrub indoor air of various pollutants” said Dr. Clifford Bassett, MD, clinical assistant professor of allergy and immunology at NYU Langone Medical Center. When it comes to air-cleaning plants that would do great in a bathroom, Bassett suggested Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, English Ivy and the Peace Lily (which also helps increase oxygen). Adding plants to your bathroom can also boost your energy levels in the morning, improving vitality, air and your overall health. Amazing, right?
Creating an eco-friendly bathroom means creating changes that will not be harmful to the environment. Here at JC Marble, we understand that conserving natural resources is not only a trend but also a fundamental eco-friendly attitude that each one of us can do to make our bathroom and planet a better place to be.
After you have made the necessary changes to your bathroom to make it more eco-friendly. Be sure to work with us to restore your tile finish so that it compliments the updates you have made. Be sure to read more about our tile restoration services. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page to receive other useful tips.