Sustainable Wood Flooring
Today's forestry management practices ensure the sustainability of hardwood for future generations. Consider and learn about these efforts as you move forward and select a floor that is engrained with unique, natural beauty. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with an environmentally responsible, smart investment.
Sustainable for the Future
Twenty and Oak hardwood brands are committed to responsible foresty management. That's why they only source lumber that is harvested meeting strict guidelines set by certifying agencies such as NWFA, AHMI, FSC, and the Lacey Act. For example, the Appalachian Hardwood certifications ensure consumers that products sourced from the region are growing 2.4 times the rate of harvest and mortality combined. "Be Familiar with Industry Certifications" and "Environmental Commitments from our Brands" provide in-depth looks at various manufacturer certifications.
Along with responsible lumber sourcing, hardwood manufacturers are committed to resourceful waste management. Like you, they are careful to make the most of what nature gives us. Hearthwood runs woodchips through their emission-free boiler to power equipment in the plant and other leftover materials have been used to create decorative art pieces. Somerset captures all excess sawdust for the production of clean-burning wood fuel pellets in their Wood Pellet Fuel division.
Twenty and Oak hardwood brands are proud to continue efforts to ensure flourishing forests and responsible use of waste for future generations. These efforts, along with the lasting beauty of hardwood create a smart and responsible investment for your home, and for your next generation.