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Engineered flooring 'greener than hardwood flooring'

Posted on 11th Feb 2011 @ 4:10 PM

Couples who want the beauty of hardwood flooring but are keen to reduce their impact on the environment may find engineered flooring to be a good option.

According to Mark Galloway, writing on the Thrifty2bGreen blog, everybody wants hardwood floors for their look and feel as well as the fact that they are easy to clean.

However, in terms of eco-friendliness, hardwood scores pretty low.

Alternatives include engineered flooring, which according to the writer, is not perfect but is better than hardwood.

"It is greener than full hardwood flooring but they do still have to harvest hardwood forests for the one layer," Mr Galloway pointed out.

He went on to suggest reclaimed hardwood floors and bamboo flooring are two of the greenest choices available.

Adding an eco-friendly wooden floor to a property could help it to sell, with Tony Blue, of lets-do-diy.com saying recently that home improvements can add value to a house.


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