Comfort, lasting value, durability, and natural beauty are common reasons people choose hardwood floors. Some people are not aware of how environmentally friendly some hardwood is. The growing awareness of how waste build-up and energy consumption impacts our planet, makes choosing some hardwood not only a beautiful choice, but one that is considered ‘green.' Manufacturers are taking steps to reduce carbon footprints in the processes of harvest, manufacture, transport and installation of hardwood.
When considering whether or not hardwood is an environmentally conscious choice for a business or home, determine if engineered or solid construction is the best choice for the area of installation.