Eco-Friendly Wood Flooring

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Green flooring uses materials and manufacturing practices that minimize waste and environmental impact. They are often made from materials that replenish themselves quickly, or from recycled resources.


Why choose eco-friendly flooring?

When you play an active role in protecting resources, you can help slow down global warming, climate change, deforestation, and air pollution. As a convenient bonus, eco-friendly flooring options are much healthier options for your family as they provide a higher quality of indoor air quality. There are dozens of eco-friendly flooring options for your home! Here are some of the most popular materials we see homeowners choose.


With today’s hyper awareness on the world’s ecosystem and the effort to reduce our own carbon footprint, it is no surprise that more people are taking the initiative to go green. Many homeowners are trying to instill more ways in making their home and lifestyle more eco-friendly. One of these ways is something that is not usually thought of – wooden flooring.

You might ask yourself with skepticism, “Really? How do wood floors help with the environment?” You may also think: “Well, to make wooden floors, we have to chop down trees. Exactly how is THAT conducive to helping the environment?”Besides offering an overall look of elegance and style to the room, there are many environmental benefits to having wooden flooring in your home or office space


Benefits to Eco-Friendly

With today’s hyper awareness on the world’s ecosystem and the effort to reduce our own carbon footprint, it is no surprise that more people are taking the initiative to go green. Many homeowners are trying to instill more ways in making their home and lifestyle more eco-friendly. One of these ways is something that is not usually thought of – wooden flooring. You might ask yourself with skepticism, “Really? How do wood floors help with the environment?” You may also think: “Well, to make wooden floors, we have to chop down trees. Exactly how is THAT conducive to helping the environment?” Besides offering an overall look of elegance and style to the room, there are many environmental benefits to having wooden flooring in your home or office space.


Wood Harvest Debunking the myth that having wooden floors means destroying forests, it has been proven that trees grow faster than we harvest them. Trees have zero carbon footprint because they do not release harmful emissions. With the concentration on eliminating and reducing carbon footprint, having wooden flooring will help create an eco-friendlier environment in your home. Trees also regenerate and there are more trees growing than what we need for hardwood flooring, which makes it an accessible resource to use.


Better Air Quality This isn’t often thought of but the flooring option you choose to have in your home affects the quality of the air indoors. Wooden floors are more natural than other options like carpeting. This decreases the chances of harboring airborne allergens and harmful chemicals which might be tracked in from outdoors. There is also a minimal chance of mold and dust which can easily get trapped into carpets. Any family member with allergies will be grateful for the wooden floors!


Energy and Water Efficient When producing wooden floors for use, less water and energy is being used for production as opposed to other flooring options. By having wooden flooring in your home, it saves energy. Saving energy is one of the factors that contribute towards having a greener environment.


Serviceable After Use! When you move locations or want to change up the style of your home, do you ever wonder what happens to your hardwood floors if they get removed? In most cases, the wood will get burned as fuel or recycled – both of which are environmentally friendly solutions.


Durable Wooden floors can last for 75 plus years with no need to replace them as often as other flooring options such as tile, carpet, and linoleum. Wooden floors can just be repaired, restored, or refinished as opposed to just completely replacing them. By not being able to replace them as often, you are reducing the carbon footprint.




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