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Wood Flooring Waste Materials Provide Heating Source

It has been a long-standing environmental trend that wood flooring producers use nearly all of their waste materials as an energy source for their plants. Now, they have found a way to make these materials a useful, economical, and environmentally friendly heating source for consumers as well.
by NWFA
Chesterfield, MO - February 15, 2011

It has been a long-standing environmental trend that wood flooring producers use nearly all of their waste materials as an energy source for their plants. Over the years, they have used the saw dust, wood chips and other wood scraps and pulp as an energy source for boilers and other heating sources within their plants. Now, they have found a way to make these materials a useful, economical, and environmentally friendly heating source for consumers as well.

Called wood bricks, these energy efficient fuel sources are made using wood waste that is highly compressed using no glue or other additives to bind the material together. The bricks are lightweight, store easily, and do not attract bugs or other pests. In addition, they burn hotter, cleaner, and longer than traditional fire wood, making them a super-efficient, environmentally friendly heating source.

Wood bricks also are more dense than traditional fire wood. A 4-foot by 4-foot by 3-foot stack of wood bricks has the same heating capacity as a 4-foot by 4-foot by 8-foot cord of firewood, saving space, time and money. Best of all wood bricks are made using 100% waste materials; no trees are cut down to make them as is necessary with traditional fire wood. It is just one more way wood flooring is recycled to benefit the environment.

The National Wood Flooring Association is a non-profit trade organization, with more than 3,200 members world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources and networking, to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800-422-4556 (USA & Canada), 636-519-9663 (local and international), or on-line at www.nwfa.org.

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