About Eco-Friendly Wood Flooring What is Eco-Friendly Wood?
Wood can be a truly sustainable resource, but to realize that potential it must be sourced and produced responsibly. Eco-friendly wood can come from salvaged, reclaimed and recycled sources, or it can come from ecologically well-managed forests and plantations.
Reclaimed wood frequently refers to the direct reuse of wood products or logs that can be salvaged from a variety of sources such as old barns, railroad ties, dead orchards, and even forests (dead wood or small trees that are thinned out as part of fire prevention).
Eco-friendly wood does not come from clear-cutting or from forests in which “high conservation values” are threatened. Clear-cutting exposes vast areas to insect infestations, disease, and mudslides. Plus, the lack of trees has a negative impact on climate change due to an increase of carbon. Selective sustainable wood harvesting protects the soil and the forest's balanced ecosystem.
It Protects our Health
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that can become a gas at room temperature, affecting the interior air quality and has dangerous long-term health risks. One of the most common and dangerous VOCs is formaldehyde, which is used as an adhesive, bonding agent in many commercial, engineered wood floors.
Building materials that contain high levels of formaldehyde are a major concern because they off-gas into building interiors and negatively affect interior air quality long after the products are installed.
If you choose our unfinished or prefinished engineered wood flooring, you can rest assured that our adhesives are formaldehyde-free and the plywood used for the core is CARB Phase 2 compliant, making them no VOC.
All of our Eco-Friendly Wood Flooring is:
Promoting healthy, indoor air quality
Either sustainably harvested, recycled, reclaimed or FSC® certified
What is FSC?
FSC® stands for the Forest Stewardship Council®. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. An FSC certification is the best indicator that the wood used to make your flooring was harvested sustainably and responsibly.
All of the wood at Black's Farmwood meets or exceeds these requirements.
You can feel good about choosing any of our products!
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