Hardwood Floors and the Environment

At this time in our history it should not be surprising that conservation-minded customers want to know more about how their hardwood floors impact the environment. Here are a few reasons why solid hardwood floors are still a great way to add beauty and value to your home while taking care of mother earth.

For starters, hardwood is a renewable resource. In the United States twice as much hardwood grows every year than is harvested.

A growing tree grabs carbon from the air and stores it as wood. That carbon will remain trapped in the wood for the life of any wood products made from the tree–like your beautiful solid hardwood floors. Properly cared for, solid hardwood floors can have a service life of 100 years or more!

The hardwood milling process has gotten so good that almost nothing is wasted. Nearly 100% of the hardwood that reaches US mills is made into lumber or other wood products or used for energy production.

Floors by George sources much of its hardwood from mills just a few hours away in Missouri. It really doesn’t get more local than that!

You can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your Floors by George solid hardwood floors are a locally-sourced, low-waste, carbon-trapping renewable resource with a natural beauty that can last a lifetime.