Hardwood waste used for heating
The National Wood Flooring Association has announced a new way in which solid wood flooring waste can be recycled and used by customers.
Hardwood manufacturers have been taking advantage of the solid wood flooring waste products to provide heat within their warehouses and plants for many years now but it is a new development which means that this heat source can be passed on to consumers.
Waste from the wood floors is now being used to produce wood bricks, which can then be used as fire wood to heat homes.
The NWFA said that the bricks are produced by intensely compressing the hardwood floor waste materials in to a brick form, without using any adhesives.
The bricks offer many advantages to traditional firewood as they are easily stored and lightweight, as well as offering a fantastic recycling opportunity.
These also burn hotter and cleaner than most firewood and don’t attract bugs and other pests. The bricks last longer than most traditional firewood as well so they are very economical.