Vancouver Gets Good Wood
The city of Vancouver in Canada has been striving to be known as the “greenest” city in the whole world of late, and one company, Palm Global Flooring, says that reputation may really be more than just lip service. Palm Global, which produces the most environmentally friendly solid wood flooring in the world, ideal for new floors or for wood floor restoration, says that the company has been able to relocate its headquarters from New York City all the way to Vancouver simply because the demand is so great.
Palm Global Flooring has established its own reputation for producing the most eco-friendly wooden flooring around. “While most wood flooring comes from forests, with a resulting impact on natural habitats, we work with established coconut plantations to remove their ‘senile’ trees, too old to effectively produce coconuts,” says the director of Palm Global Flooring, Ray Hyland. Hyland notes that that results in more trees that are usable for wood flooring that you might think, estimating that there are, just at present, around a hundred and seventy million ‘senile’ coconut palm trees just in Indonesia, meaning that not only are there plenty to choose from, but that the company is therefore effectively recycled ‘waste’ trees rather than chopping down perfectly healthy ones. Perhaps just as importantly, at least for consumers, the results are also every bit as impressive as when taken from other trees, and Vancouver has embraced the trend fully. “Vancouverites love green solutions, and are not afraid to try something new,” Hyland adds.