Sustainability isn’t a fleeting trend; it’s a lifestyle. Homeowners are much more aware of the products they are purchasing and the environmental footprint that each purchase will have. This way of life translates to the food in our fridge, the cars in our garage, the appliances that we use, and the floors that we choose. Sustainable hardwood floors are just another way for homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and be environmentally and socially responsible consumers.
Legally sourced hardwood for your floors
When you choose hardwood flooring for your home, always look for the U.S. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo to ensure that you are buying legally sourced wood.
FSC-certified hardwood floors
All FSC-certified wood has been legally sourced from a forest that is regrown, preserves biodiversity, and protect air and water quality.
FSC-approved wood has to meet numerous criteria to make sure that environmental damage is minimal, from protecting the wildlife to reducing the toxic chemicals used during manufacturing.
If you are unsure of where your wood originated, there’s a very good chance that it has been illegally sourced. Any wood that is approved by the FSC will bear the FSC logo.
Locally sourced wood with FSC approval
FSC-certified wood can originate from anywhere in the world. However, the further your wood has to travel, the more carbon emissions are released. Look for tree plantations closer to home to further reduce the carbon footprint of your hardwood floors.
Every little bit counts in the efforts to protect our planet. Be mindful when you purchase wood and make the environmentally responsible choice.
Reclaimed and salvaged wood flooring
Even better than buying new wood, look for reclaimed wood and salvaged wood for your hardwood floors. Not only are they unique and visually stunning, adding warmth and sophistication to any Colorado residence or commercial property, but it is the most environmentally responsible choice of hardwood flooring.
Sustainable hardwood flooring retailer in Colorado
T&G is one of Colorado’s largest hardwood flooring retailers. We have many choices for FSC-certified wood, as well as reclaimed wood.
Schedule a free consultation with a hardwood flooring craftsman.