The wood that is used for the production of hardwood
flooring comes from professionally managed forests or tree farms, not
old-growth forests. This means that for every tree that is felled for use in
the production of hardwood flooring, more are planted in their place.
This process is particularly beneficial for the reduction of CO2, because
younger trees have an increased capacity for CO2 absorption. By constantly
felling older trees and replacing them with younger trees, the forests are
operating at peak CO2 absorption efficiency.
Furthermore, CO2 that has been absorbed by trees remains trapped in the wood
over the service life of the floor, and is kept from being released into the
atmosphere. Even when the floor has reached the end of its service life, it can
be recycled into reclaimed wood flooring, further reducing its environmental