Sustainable solid wood
A recent exhibition in Toronto has focused on living in an environmentally friendly manner and a wide variety of ‘green’ products were available for visitors to see.
The Green Living Show focused on ways to make everyday life more eco-friendly by changing to sustainable flooring, furnishings and better adapted appliances.
Amongst those products which were recognised for the impact at the event was a Canadian flooring company which was unveiling environmentally friendly wood flooring.
Wooden floors are actually the ultimate in sustainable flooring because, although the trees are chopped down for the timber, it is very easy to replace the lost trees.
Solid wood flooring can be considered eco-friendly if the timber used to produce the floor is taken from a sustainable forest where several new trees are planted for each one chopped down.
This factor is of great importance to preserve the number of trees. It is also acknowledged that hardwood flooring is produced to last for a long time, making it an eco-friendly floor.
While other flooring options may need replacing relatively quickly, hardwood floors can continue for many years, especially with the correct maintenance.
The solid wood floors were recognised along with furniture made from recycling everyday items and water-based paints with zero Volatile Organic Components.