At San Jose Hardwood Floors we are committed to helping the environment; we know most of our customers value eco-friendly living, too. This is why we provide as many green flooring options as possible for you.
Through eco-friendly choices, each of us can make a significant contribution to protecting the Earth’s natural resources. Green flooring uses materials and manufacturing practices that minimize waste and environmental impact. When you play an active role in protecting resources, you can help slow down global warming, climate change, deforestation and air pollution. In fact, you may have more eco flooring choices than you think:
Bamboo flooring is a durable, high-quality, eco-friendly alternative to wood because it replenishes itself quickly on its own. Their stalks are easily harvested, with the root system remaining to continually protect against runoff. Bamboo grows as much as a foot a day, reaching peak height within just six months and harvest strength within four years. A tree, by contrast, must be replanted, requiring 20 to 120 years to attain harvest-ready maturity.
Cork is believed to be the most eco-friendly material in the world. It grows on the outer surface of trees and is easily peeled away with hand tools for up to 10 years without ever damaging the tree. Cork quickly replenishes itself so the tree stays in tact, absorbing much of the carbon emissions said to worsen global warming. It also provides a loving home to dozens of species of plants and wildlife, making it a fantastic eco flooring option to consider.
Reclaimed and recycled hardwood flooring beautifies any space with a magical, historical touch. These materials include salvaged lumber products from old barns or local sources like trimmers or developers. Wide planks and uniquely sized wood pieces lend themselves to remarkable flooring patterns and designs, while saving materials from use as firewood, mulch or landfill waste.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Hardwood Flooring
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified Hardwood Flooring is another fantastic eco flooring option. The FSC's mission is to promote and enhance well-managed forests through credible certification that is environmentally responsible, socially acceptable and economically viable. At San Jose Hardwood Floors, we are proud to offer products bearing the FSC logo, guaranteeing that the wood comes from a certified well-managed forest.
At San Jose Hardwood Floors, we specialize in green flooring sales and installation. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help you select the best products based on your unique preferences, objectives and budget. We also help clients understand the values and practices behind each flooring brand. Contact us today or visit our showroom to find out more about eco flooring options available!