As an online retailer of quality, yet affordable hardwood flooring, we knew we needed to step back and offer a commitment to sustainability to not only our customers, but our earth as well. By partnering with American Forests for the Global Releaf forest restoration program, we’ve made the commitment to replant two trees for each tree used in our sold products.
American Forests protects and restores urban and rural forests. Founded in 1875, it is the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country. It serves as a catalyst for thousands of forest ecosystem restoration products and public education efforts each year. Since 1990, American Forests has planted more than 40 million trees throughout the US.
Here at Hardwood Bargains, we hope our green business practices set a new standard in the renovation industry. In addition to our tree replanting program, we offer other eco-friendly practices in our day-to-day operations. We specialize in engineered wood flooring products, which are inherently more eco-friendly because they use fewer resources from the environment. All products are made formaldehyde-free, which makes for better air quality and helps those with respiratory issues.
“Hardwood Bargains makes a concerted effort to be green every day and we encourage our consumers and colleagues to do the same,” Ben Thompson, co-owner of Hardwood Bargains, said.
Overall, the installation of wood floors is gentler on the environment due to its sustainability compared to carpeting or other flooring materials. For certain installations, we offer a floating installation that uses recycled foam underlayment that is produced from recycled tires.
Our team is committed to supporting the reforestation of trees and creating a sustainable, eco-friendly practice. Every member on our team is extremely knowledgeable and can assist you to determine the best products and installation methods for your home and health. Visit us today and check out some of our eco-friendly floors.