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.
You'll get a unique product without impacting the world's forests and you'll prevent material from going to the landfill.
Cork trees and bamboo grass, for example, regenerate in less than 10 years, compared to traditional hardwoods, which can take up to 50 years.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) verifies that the wood comes from forests that are sustainably managed.
If your wood floor manufacturer recommends glue instead of nails, be sure you can use a low-VOC product.
If your floor is damaged beyond repair, it can find new life through re-milling or in the manufacture of other products.
Clean and polish your wood floor with inexpensive, effective and all-natural products and recipes that won't harm the environment or your health.