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5 Environmental Benefits of Choosing Hardwood Flooring

Environmental Benefits of Wood FlooringDid you know that hardwood flooring is the most abundantly renewable flooring material available to homeowners? Trees are a resource that is considered to be renewable because they can be replaced time and time again. What other environmental benefits does installing hardwood flooring have? SVB Wood Floors turned to the National Wood Flooring Association, an organization that we are a member of, for some facts.

Indoor Air Quality Is Better With Wood Floors

Believe it or not, your flooring material can affect the quality of your home’s air. Because wood floors are more natural than carpeting and other flooring options, it has a less of a polluting effect on the air.

Wood is a Carbon Neutral Product

Wood produces oxygen during its growth cycle and stores carbon during its service life. Having a net zero carbon footprint means that there are no carbon emissions. With an increased focus on eliminating the emissions of greenhouse gases, this is an extremely large benefit for creating an eco-friendly environment in your home or business.

Wood Floors Use Less Water and Energy to Produce than Other Flooring Options

This statistic, according to the National Wood Flooring Association, comes from multiple studies that analyze the environmental impact of several flooring alternatives for harmful air emissions, water consumption, total primary energy consumption and product life expectancy. 

Wood Flooring Has Purpose Beyond its Service Life

Have you ever thought about what is done with your home’s flooring after it is has served its purposed and been removed? When it comes to wood flooring, you can rest assured that it can be burned as fuel or recycled. Both are environmentally friendly methods.

Wood Floors can Last Hundreds of Years

An environmental benefit, as well as a financial benefit, is that wood flooring can last hundreds of years. You can repair or restore damaged wood floors, as well as refinish them. Because of this, it does not need to be replaced as often as other flooring options.

For more information about choosing wood flooring for your home, give the experts at SVB Wood Floors a call at (913) 396-6769 or (816) 965-8655.

* All facts were taken from NWFA.