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Wood Flooring is Best Choice for Eco-Minded Consumer

If you're looking for green products for your home or business, only one flooring option available on the market today comes from a renewable resource - wood flooring. Trees are a raw material that can be harvested and replanted to replenish forests time and time again.
by NWFA
September 20, 2012

If you’re looking for green products for your home or business, only one flooring option available on the market today comes from a renewable resource – wood flooring.  Trees are a raw material that can be harvested and replanted to replenish forests time and time again.  In fact, not only are trees a renewable resource, but there actually are more trees in existence today in the United States than there were 50 years ago.

The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service conducts annual studies of US forests and reports that average annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than average annual removals for hardwood.  They report that the average growth to removal ratio is nearly 2.0, which means that about two new trees are planted for every one harvested.

Obviously, forests are being replenished at a rate greater than they are being harvested, making wood, and wood flooring, a renewable resource and an obvious choice for environmentally conscious consumers. 

Learn more about the benefits of wood flooring.

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.


 

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