With sustainability becoming an ever-growing concern, many consumers these days are striving to buy more “green” products—that is, products that respect the environment and the planet we live on. This trend has already touched the flooring industry, with many companies their type of flooring is greener than another. While this may be true in some cases, how is the consumer to sort through all the noise and find out which flooring type is both right for their home andenvironmentally conscious?
By reading this blog post, of course! E Hardwoods & Flooring, where you can buy hardwood flooring online, discusses the sustainability factor of a few of its products below.
Engineered hardwood flooring is composed of a layer of durable plywood, followed by a thin slice of hardwood overlay. It’s easy to install, holds up to moisture, and gives the appearance of luxurious hardwood flooring without the high price tag.
Because engineered hardwood uses a relatively small amount of hardwood, producing it arguably has a smaller impact on certain forests than does the production of solid hardwood flooring. Certain engineered flooring brands have even taken steps to give back to the environment from which they harvest their resources:
Our online store sells everything from waterproof wood-look flooring to prefinished hardwood flooring; we’d be happy to answer any sustainability-related questions about our products. Peruse our online stock here, or give us a call today.