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Title: The data behind wood flooring’s sustainability story

Source: Hardwood Floors Magazine, August/September. Chesterfield, MO: The National Wood Flooring Association: 48-53.

Author(s)Bergman, Rick ; Hubbard, Steve

Publication Year: 2018  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified

Abstract: One of the many benefits of wood floors is that the raw material used to make them — trees — is sustainable. Under good forest management, trees are replanted before or after they are cut down. This process replaces the material that is harvested today and ensures it will be ready again for future generations to do the same. The same is simply not true for other flooring materials.

Keywords: Wood flooring; life cycle assessment; LCA; LCI; solid; engineered

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 3,072 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/10/2020
RITS Product ID: 97223
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Bergman, Richard
Research Forest Products Technologist

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