If you’re an eco-friendly consumer that is looking to purchase a new wood floor, you’ve probably already ruled out purchasing real hardwood. The reason is because logical thinking leads you to believe that hardwood floors contribute to the deforestation of the rain forest, which is bad for the environment. However, most eco-friendly consumers don’t realize that engineered hardwood flooring is considered a sustainable flooring option.
The reason engineered hardwoods are a considered a sustainable flooring option is because each engineered hardwood planks contain a thin 3mm veneer that sits on top of renewable woods like pine, balsa and poplar. This allows manufacturers to make more hardwood planks from each species of hardwood, which reduces the harvesting of slower growing hardwood trees. Also, engineered hardwood lasts longer than many solid woods because it is more resistant to climate and humidity changes. Flooring that lasts longer ensures that less wood will be needed to meet demand.
So now that we’ve convinced you that you can purchase real hardwood flooring while continuing to support Mother Earth’s survival, all you need to do now is to decide which of our engineered hardwoods will look best in your personal space. Go to your nearest simpleFLOORS location and browse through our many different collections of engineered hardwood, which include Terre Verte, Old World Chisel, Chattered Delfino, Vintage Millworks, and Vintage Couture. If you do not live near a simpleFLOORS location, give one of our personal flooring consultants a call at 800-220-7112.