Real Wood Floors | Environment Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asks Questions

  • Choosing a floor Environment
    Does it harm the environment to harvest wood to manufacture wood flooring?

    No. Trees are a natural, renewable resource that can be continually harvested and replanted without serious environmental impact.

    Also, consider:

    Wood floors last generations making replacement a nonissue Wood floors use less water and energy to produce than other flooring options Average annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than average annual harvesting Indoor air quality is better with wood floors Trees are carbon neutral and produce oxygen while storing carbon during lifecycles At the end of its extended service life, wood flooring can be burned as fuel or recycled