Lumber Liquidators offers flooring brands that practice responsible harvesting. People that make their living in timber know the importance of sustaining healthy forests. Without a well-planned growth cycle, they simply are out of business. Tree cutting is monitored very carefully within a selective cutting and replanting strategy. At Lumber Liquidators, we believe hardwood flooring is a natural, healthy choice—for both you and the environment.
What is managed forestry? Flooring mills must submit harvesting plans to the local government for approval. As a part of this process, they map and grid the land affected and take an inventory of the trees (size and species) in each grid. The government will then approve the plan and the mills must cut to it. There are limitations on the number and size of each species that can be harvested from each grid and then they must move to the next grid. Once a grid is harvested, they cannot go back there until 30 years has passed. Most mills will participate in re-foresting (planting new) even though they are not required to.
Bamboo and Cork Flooring: Great for Your Home and the Enviroment
One of the biggest trends in home improvement these days is updating your home to be "eco-friendly". From installing solar panels to using florescent bulbs, there are many things homeowners can to do make their homes more energy effiicient and friendly to the enviroment. Installing Cork or Bamboo flooring is a great way to make your home eco-friendly.
Cork is a good choice for a number of reasons: it's sustainable, beautiful, lasting, quiet and it's the best for allergy sufferers. Cork is considered a green product because the same tree can be harvested numerous times.
Bamboo flooring is also a great choice because it replinishes itself naturally in the wild. By using Bamboo flooring, you help preserve the habitat of endangered wildlife, unlike harvesting of other hardwoods.
Lumber Liquidators offers plenty of options in Cork and Bamboo flooring to help make your home more eco-friendly. Lumber Liquidators offers 13 varieties from three brands—Morning Star Bamboo, Supreme Bamboo and Schön Engineered Flooring—in varying sizes of floor boards and finishes. Lumber Liquidators also offers different cork flooring options from Lisbon Cork that all come with a 25-year warranty. Bellawood Hardwood Flooring uses responsible managed forestry practices for all of it's fine hardwood flooring.