If you are looking to minimize your impact on the environment, there is no better choice than engineered hardwood flooring. Although traditional hardwood flooring is, in itself, a great option environmentally, there are distinct advantages to engineered hardwood flooring you should probably know about.
Engineered hardwood floors are carbon neutral, because trees are a natural carbon sink that absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Amazingly, 1 cubic meter of living wood absorbs nearly 1 ton of CO2. Normally, upon death and decay, the CO2 is re-released into the atmosphere. However, wood harvested for use in flooring stores that carbon dioxide over the long service life of the floor. Furthermore, at the end of that long service life, the wood can be recycled.
Another major factor to consider is that younger trees absorb more CO2 than older trees. Therefore, the durable plywood used as a base for the veneers is made from faster growing trees, and the overall presence of younger trees is increased and replenished more frequently. Furthermore, the use of hardwood veneers in place of solid hardwood, helps mitigate the harvesting of slower growing hardwoods which are often prized for their beauty. It's a total win-win across the board.
So, if you are looking for ecologically sound flooring options in Baton Rouge, LA, come on down and look at the fine selection of quality engineered hardwood flooring in our showroom.