Wood floor

6 ways to Green Your Wood floor

Tread lightly on the planet by going green with what's underfoot. Minimize your impact on the world's forests—and the planet as a whole—by going eco-friendly when selecting, installing, and maintaining wood floors.

  1. Choose recycled wood floors

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    You'll get a unique product without impacting the world's forests and you'll prevent material from going to the landfill.

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  2. Choose wood floors made from rapidly renewable materials

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    Cork trees and bamboo grass, for example, regenerate in less than 10 years, compared to traditional hardwoods, which can take up to 50 years.

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  3. Buy FSC certified wood floors

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    The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) verifies that the wood comes from forests that are sustainably managed.

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  4. Install wood floors with low-VOC glues

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    If your wood floor manufacturer recommends glue instead of nails, be sure you can use a low-VOC product.

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  5. Recycle wood floors

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    If your floor is damaged beyond repair, it can find new life through re-milling or in the manufacture of other products.

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  6. Choose natural floor cleaner

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    Clean and polish your wood floor with inexpensive, effective and all-natural products and recipes that won't harm the environment or your health.

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Comments

05/10/2008
10:46am
jgasparine

JG Architectural Supply (www.jgarchitectural.com) is a manufacturer and distributor of FSC Certified, reclaimed, and bamboo wood flooring. In addition, it has a line of low- and 'no-voc' construction adhesives.

JG's offering of solid FSC Certified flooring is far more extensive than any other distributor in the United States.

09/07/2010
9:45am
waverlywoodflooring

Waverly Wood Flooring is a manufacturer of Engineered Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring and solid character grade antique heart pine flooring. We can produce 1500+ SQ. FT. of engineered or solid heart pine per day.

Vist http://waverlywoodflooring.com for more details

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