More Environmentally Friendly Flooring
Wooden flooring is well known throughout the world for its many advantages, not least its undeniable and timeless aesthetic appeal and its impressive durability. Properly installed and maintained wooden flooring could last for several decades before it requires anything in the way of wood floor restoration. In recent times, however, wood flooring has become well known for something else as well – being environmentally friendly.
Environmentally friendly wood flooring comes in various forms. One such form is wooden flooring that is FSC Certified. This means that the wood has passed a rigorous certification process, which is carried out by the organisation known as the Forest Stewardship Council. This organisation works to ensure that suppliers of timber do so while still protecting the natural habitat, preventing pollution, making sure that they plant more trees than they harvest in order to ensure the sustainability of the forest, and that they refrain from displacing local wildlife.
Bamboo flooring is another environmentally friendly choice. Bamboo is very easy to grow because it requires very little in the way of either fertilizer or pesticide. It is also highly renewable, taking just five years to grow again after it has been harvested, and is just as durable as other forms of wood flooring.
Another option is reclaimed wood flooring, which is wood that has been salvaged from other structures, such as barrels or barns, and has been recycled into flooring. As well as being environmentally friendly and durable, reclaimed wood flooring also tends to have a lot of character and history.