Health and environmental benefits to Hardwood Floors

Andy Ross

All Hardwood Floors LLC



Environmental Benefits

Wood floors not only look stunning, but did you know they also have some very healthy benefits. Environmentally wood floors offer a variety of environmental benefits. They are a renewable flooring option because trees can be replanted to replace those harvested. In the U.S. for every tree 2 more are planted, which means standing volume is significantly greater today than just a few decades ago.  Because wood floors can last for many generations, they require fewer raw materials, and produce less landfill waste than other flooring options. During their service lives, wood floors also sequester carbon dioxide, and when they reach the end of their service life, they can be recycled for other uses or burned as fuel.  Wow now that’s a real environmental win win. Beauty and environmental friendly.


Health Benefits

The health benefits associated with using wood as your flooring source is that they improve indoor air quality. They do not harbor allergens, microorganisms or harmful pesticides that can be tracked in from outdoors. Mold, dust and animal dander is minimal as well, which makes wood floors a healthy flooring environment alternative.