Hardwood Flooring [INFOGRAPHIC]: Confident Choice for Eco-Friendly Homes

Hardwood floors are both eco-friendly and easy to maintain.  In fact, hardwood growth in the U.S. has drastically increased over the last 50 years, making hardwood products like flooring a strong benefactor for a better, healthier environment.  Because the rate of hardwood growth in the U.S. is now drastically higher than the rate of forest removal, hardwood products are big contributors to the long-term sequestration of carbon.

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Not only do hardwood floors come in a wide variety of styles, they also increase the value of your home by up to 70%.  The three main types of hardwood floors are solid hardwood, engineered wood, and bamboo flooring; each comes in a wide array of styles and options.  Hardwood floors require very little upkeep and do wonders at opening up a particular room. The Janka Hardness Test is used to measure a particular hardwood’s ability to withstand wear and tear, helping you to find the right type of flooring to suit your particular needs. The ecological and monetary benefits are just a few of the advantages of hardwood floors, making them a wonderful choice for your home.

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Jennifer Parker

Jennifer Parker is a "handywoman" around the house and love working on different, creative projects for the home and garden. She is the writer and owner of a home improvement blog and is also a freelance writer for Floor & Decor.