National Forest Products Week
By jordansflo26761441, Oct 16 2017 02:07PM
In appreciation of the 57th anniversary of National Forest Products Week, forest product manufacturers and organizations through the value chain are joining together to Celebrate Forest Products (#CelebrateFP).
On Sept. 13, 1960, Congress designated the third week in October as National Forest Products Week, requesting the president issue a proclamation each year calling on Americans to observe the value of forest products. Industry employees in Washington, D.C. and around the country celebrate the week with events and advocacy campaigns to mark the occasion.
Here at Jordan's Flooring we wanted to let you know some of the environmental, as well as health benefits that come with installing hardwood floors in your home.
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 harvested, another 1.66 is 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.
Wood floors 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 are minimal as well, which makes wood floors a healthy flooring alternative.