Across the world, people are celebrating Earth Day in big ways. But you don’t have to go out into your neighborhood or community to take action. Instead, you can take action close to home, right in your favorite rooms.
Wood flooring is one of the greenest choices you can make for your home’s décor. And when done right, adding a wood floor to your home can actually be good for the environment. Hardwood floors are:
Sustainable. The average net growth for hardwoods are greater than average removal loads.
Healthy. Indoor air quality can improve quickly when installing hardwood flooring, and overall will help you make the air quality the best it can be.
Natural resources. They use less water and energy for production than any other flooring choice.
Renewable. While it takes most hardwood trees anywhere from 40 to 60 years to mature, the inventory being planted today won’t be needed for 100 years or more.
Long-lasting. When cared for properly, hardwood floors can last a hundred years or more. Which means they won’t need replacing as often as other flooring choices.
Less wasteful. Hardwood floors in general aren’t replaced as often as other flooring types. And when they are replaced, they can be burned as fuel or recycled into other products, meaning they won’t end up in the landfill.
Carbon neutral resource. Hardwoods help reduce global warming by being carbon neutral, which means they produce oxygen during its growth phase, and stores carbon during its service life.
LEED products. Wood is recognized by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program for improved indoor air quality and its sustainably sourced materials.
Is hardwood flooring the right choice for you? Stop by today and see all of your options.
Happy Earth Day!