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Hardwood Flooring MN

As environmental threats continue to dominate headlines, the movement to save Mother Earth is everywhere. Many Eco-conscious consumers are looking for ways to make a difference. From driving hybrid cars to installing compact fluorescent light bulbs, many consumers are choosing products that have less of an environmental impact on our planet.

When it comes to flooring options, hardwood floors offer the most ecologically sound alternative. Think about it…wood is produced in a factory called a forest by a renewable source of energy called the sun. In the past, many environmentalists said harvesting trees destroyed wildlife habitats, and displayed images of clear cutting to prove it. The truth is that there are more trees in existence today than there were in the 1950s according to the USDA Forest Service.  For even more impact; for every tree harvested in the US, nearly two are planted in its place. Though it may take 40 or 50 years for those new trees to mature, the wood won’t be needed for another 50 years.

How is that so?

A study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) ranked how long things last in homes. Wood floors were rated at 100+ years, so the trees planted today will mature by 2063, but won’t be needed until 2113. And during that time, they contribute oxygen to the atmosphere while consuming carbon dioxide.

Need more convincing that wood is Eco-friendly? Wood flooring is recognized as an environmentally friendly, renewable and sustainable resource by such organizations as the US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, and the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines.

Hardwood Floor Installation

When it comes to flooring, you have a lot of choices. Hardwood flooring is an excellent decision. Nothing creates an atmosphere of warmth & enhances the beauty of your home like a hardwood floor. And if you have ever read real estate listings, you know that hardwood floors are always a big selling point, which is always a benefit in any real estate market.

When maintained and professionally installed by a Minnesota Finish Carpenter, hardwood floors bring a lifetime of lasting beauty you can enjoy for decades to come.

 

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