Find in-depth information here about all aspects of wood flooring, from environmental benefits to the positive impact wood floors can have on your home.
Wood Floors Last a Lifetime
Wood floors are the most environmentally friendly flooring option available. Scientific evidence proves they use less energy and water to produce than other flooring alternatives, and that they come from a renewable natural resource - trees.
September 6, 2012
Preserving our environment is a concern for many consumers these days, but for many people, recycling paper and aluminum cans just isn’t enough. Many environmentally conscious consumers are looking for ways to make a bigger impact to save the environment, and the answer may be right underfoot.
Wood floors are the most environmentally friendly flooring option available. Scientific evidence proves they use less energy and water to produce than other flooring alternatives, and that they come from a renewable natural resource – trees. Add to this the fact that wood floors can last a lifetime, and it is easy to see how wood floors can have a huge impact on the environment not only today, but in the future as well.
According to a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders called “How Long Things Last,” wood floors are rated to last 100 years or more. No other flooring option available lasts as long, which means other flooring alternatives will need to be replaced sooner, using more resources to produce and creating more landfill waste to discard the old, worn-out material. The wood floors you install today will be there for your lifetime and beyond, which makes them a sound environmental flooring choice.
Learn about the many environmental benefits of wood floors
The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to training wood flooring professionals throughout the world. Contact us at 800-422-4556 (USA & Canada), 636-519-9663 (local and international), or on-line at www.woodfloors.org