Hardwood floors: A renewable resource you can feel good about.
One of the advantages of having hardwood flooring in your home is knowing that you are going easy on the environment. Hardwood flooring is the most environmentally friendly flooring material you can use in your home. According to the Forest Service, the annual net growth for hardwood trees is more than the average removal rate, meaning that the trees are growing faster than hardwoods used for floors are being replaced.
Hardwood flooring is an extremely sustainable product. When considering hardwood versus carpet, you should know that producing wood floors uses less water and energy, and they can also be recycled at the end of their life. The production of carpeting requires more chemicals and synthetic materials than wood flooring.
Hardwood flooring also lasts much longer that carpeting, which needs to be replaced every 10 to 15 years. Hardwood can be repaired or refinished when it’s scratched, scraped, dented or damaged. Wood floors usually require only to be sanded, smoothed and refinished to be looking as good as new again. It is rare that a wood floor needs to be replaced.
If you are thinking about having hardwood floors installed in your home or if you need to have your hardwood floors refinished, give Day Flooring a call. We are looking forward to talking to you about your flooring project.