24 Mar Green Remodeling Tip : Use Responsibly-Sourced Hardwood Flooring
Green Remodeling Tip : Use Responsibly-Sourced Hardwood Flooring
Use Responsibly-Sourced Hardwood Products
Hardwood panels and flooring are among the greenest wood product options available, provided you choose responsibly sourced wood. One way to do this is to use FSC Certified wood. The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, is dedicated to ensuring that their members market only sustainably harvested and produced hardwood products. By using businesses that sell FSC Certified wood, you’re supporting efforts to keep our forests green and plentiful.
“A great deal of wood products are now imported, so always use care in selection and sourcing. For engineered wood, as used in furniture, cabinets and flooring, look for CARB and TSCA compliant labeling, which provides assurance related to formaldehyde gassing. Look to building standards like Well or The Living Building Challenge for inspiration on blending appropriate products with pleasing design. Lastly, a good finish that is low-emitting is important.”