Key Reasons why Wooden Flooring is Sustainable

In recent years, governments, businesses and consumers are putting more and more emphasis on environmentally friendly products as concern grows about the effects of global warming and climate change. Here Xylo Flooring explain how opting for wooden flooring can help to preserve the planet.

Its Renewability

Wood is one of the most renewable and eco-friendly materials on earth. This is because the trees they are taken from absorb carbon dioxide and other dangerous gases and release oxygen for us to breathe. They also play a vital role in sustaining fragile eco-systems, providing food and a habitat for various forms of wildlife. Forests can also help prevent flooding and soil erosion. And whenever one tree is felled for its timber another one can be planted to take its place.

Its Shorter Supply Chain

Any product’s credentials as a sustainable solution are undermined if it has a lengthy supply chain before it reaches the customer. Xylo Flooring has an extensive network of registered stockists across the UK, so there should be one relatively close to you. If you would like to find out how close, just click here and enter your location details in the appropriate box. Shorter vehicle journeys mean fewer CO2 emissions and less air pollution.

Its Heat Saving Properties

Wooden floors, particularly those of the engineered variety, are better at conducting and circulating heat around a house, shop or office than many of the alternatives. This helps to reduce the size of the owner’s heating bills as well as their carbon footprint.

Its Durability

While it is true that certain other flooring materials can lay claim to being sustainable, they won’t last as long as a quality wooden floor. For example, a sheep wool carpet, or a bamboo or cork floor, are all made from natural resources, but all of them will need to be replaced long before a solid or engineered wooden floor.

Engineered Wooden Floors from Xylo Flooring

Engineered wooden flooring is more sustainable than its solid wood counterpart, because the former consists of one layer of hardwood on top of high-quality plywood. This means it uses less solid timber – the same tree can be used for up to 10 engineered wooden floors, or just one solid wood floor – which helps to avoid unnecessary waste and reduce the number of trees which need to be felled in the first place.

Xylo Flooring supplies high-quality engineered wooden floors to the building trade, the retail sector and offices and businesses across the UK. They are available in a variety of grades and colours and are installed using either a click or tongue and groove system.

We are accredited by the Forest and Stewardship Council (FSC), an international non-profit organisation which is committed to the highest of standards in forestry management. This covers all aspects of the production process, from the forest to its final customer destination. We can provide FSC certified products for specific larger projects. We are continuing to operate and deliver during the current outbreak of CoVID-19.

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