As more and more people become more aware of and concerned about our impact on the environment, there has been an increase in the number of environmentally friendly products on the market, including sustainable flooring options.
While a number of eco-friendly flooring products are now available, wood flooring, in particular is renowned for its sustainability, excellent air quality, and recyclable content. At Chestnut Flooring, we are proud to offer eco-friendly custom hardwood flooring in Toronto.
Eco-Friendly Hardwood Flooring Costs
Although the initial cost is typically higher than alternative flooring options, it is important to remember that it is a long-term investment. Custom hardwood flooring is designed to last for years or even generations to come. In fact, when properly cared for, hardwood flooring can last for 35-100 years and can be refinished a number of times to ensure that it continues looking its best.
Whether you are renovating your home or commercial space, consider eco-friendly custom hardwood flooring for your next project. In addition to its numerous environmental benefits, at Chestnut Flooring in Toronto, we carry custom hardwood flooring in a wide range of styles and finishes, sure to complement any design aesthetic.
Naturally renewable resource
Custom hardwood is derived from trees, which are a naturally renewable resource and more wood is grown than is harvested each year due to conscious conservation efforts. In fact, the volume of growing stock of both hardwood and softwood tree species in American forests grew by 49 percent between 1953 and 2006 and the approximately 750 million acres of forestland in the United States has remained stable for the last one hundred years.
Waste is eliminated
When trees are utilized to make wood products such as hardwood flooring, there is virtually no waste since bark, trims, and sawdust are also used as an energy source to power wood production facilities. Less energy and fossil fuel is required to produce wood products than alternative products such as steel and concrete.
It is durable
Custom hardwood flooring has long been a popular option due to its durability, which means that it often does not need to be replaced for decades or even generations and it can be refinished when necessary. In addition, wood products store carbon, which reduces the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
Wood products are recyclable
When wood flooring does need to be replaced, it can easily be recycled for other uses. Unlike non-renewable sources such as steel and concrete, recycled wood contributes fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition to its environmental benefits, hardwood flooring is one of the easiest floor coverings to maintain, as it can quickly and easily be cleaned with a damp dust mop and an approved cleaner.