Biophilia In Design

Biophilia In Design

Have you noticed the increasing significance of biophilia in the field of flooring design? Biophilia refers to the innate human connection to nature, and its influence on our health and well-being which has been widely studied in recent years.

As people become more aware of the importance of sustainability and green living, they are increasingly drawn to natural elements in their interior design. Flooring is no exception, with biophilic design principles now being applied to create flooring solutions that mimic the look and feel of natural materials such as wood, stone, and even moss. Bring back that Shag green carpet! Just kidding, shag still needs to go away, forever.

The benefits of incorporating biophilic design in flooring are numerous. Not only does it improve the aesthetic appeal of a space, but it also has a positive impact on our physical and mental health. Studies have shown that exposure to nature and natural elements can lower stress levels, improve cognitive function and productivity, and even reduce the healing time for patients in healthcare settings. One study described the need for pain medication being down 22% and recovery times reduced by at least one day on average when there was a view of nature vs. a room with just blank walls. Think of what that could do to your everyday life in your home!

Biophilic Design in Poulsbo and Lakewood, WA

As a result, many flooring manufacturers are now creating products that promote biophilia, incorporating materials like cork, bamboo, and reclaimed wood into their designs. These materials not only create a connection to nature but are also sustainable and eco-friendly. Amorim wise offers some amazing cork options from the only carbon-negative wood-looking solution in the industry. Mohawk has carpets made from recycled water bottles. There is a carpet pad made from recycled bras and other foams.

In conclusion, it is evident that biophilic design is a growing trend in the flooring industry, and for good reason. By incorporating natural elements into our indoor spaces, we can create a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment that benefits both our physical and mental well-being. What does that look like? Maybe more plants in the home. Keep a little succulent in the shower so you can sing duets together. I think we will see more patterns that replicate nature. Think of looking up at the trees with the light shining through and you see all the veins in the leaf. Similar to the veins in our body, these lines draw us together. Remember that before humans came around there was no "indoors" or "outdoors". There was freedom. After a life of COVID shutdowns, we want to be outdoors, in nature, exploring, and feeling joy. Let's bring a little bit of that joy inside the home spaces moving forward in an effort to make life better, one day at a time.