Sustainable Hardwood Flooring

A timeless classic and contemporary fashion statement, hardwood floors define a room. But plans to improve a home now often include the question: how can we protect our environment?

Wood is a renewable material, and properly-managed forests produce environmentally-friendly wood. American Flooring carries Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products. FSC certification means timber suppliers work to protect forest habitat, prevent pollution, plant more trees than are harvested, and avoid displacing native peoples or harming wildlife. Learn more about the FSC principles and criteria.

Efficient flooring production uses timber in sustainable ways. Bonded layers of wood produce less waste product than planks, and domestic varieties may be customized to mimick exotic species. And the proper care of any hardwood floor reduces environmental impact. The regular removal of surface dirt, felt pads on chair and table legs, and the correct treatments—according to finish—will make each investment last longer.

Contact American Flooring today to learn more.

August 31, 2011 News