Hardwood Floors Last a Lifetime

Hardwood FlooringHardwood floors are the most environmentally friendly flooring option available. Scientific evidence indicates that they use less energy and water to produce than other flooring alternatives, and that they come from a renewable natural resource - trees. Add to this the fact that hardwood floors can last a lifetime, and it’s easy to see how wood floors can have a huge impact on the environment not only today, but in the future as well.

How is that possible? According to a study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders called "How Long Things Last," hardwood floors are rated to last 100-plus years. No other flooring option available lasts as long, which means other flooring alternatives will need to be replaced sooner, using more resources to produce and creating more landfill waste to discard the old, worn-out material. The hardwood floors you install today will be there for your lifetime and beyond, which makes them a sound environmental flooring choice.

To learn more about the many environmental benefits of hardwood floors, visit the National Wood Flooring Association’s web site at , and click on the "What’s New" link.

The NWFA is a not-for-profit trade organization of more than 4,100 wood flooring professionals working worldwide to educate consumers, architects, designers, and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. The NWFA can be contacted at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005, or at 800-422-4556 (USA), 800-848-8824 (Canada), or 636-519-9663 (international).

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