Choosing a wood floor is one of the wisest environmental choices that you can make. Not only does it have an immeasurable lifetime, it is also made from the most renewable natural resource In spite of the many millions of trees that have been chopped down to make wood products, we have more forests growing today than we had at the beginning of the 20th century.
According to an Environmental Protection Agency report, six homes out of ten today contain contaminants that can exacerbate allergies and asthma. One North American out of five is affected in one way or another by allergies or asthma. Hard surfaces such as wood floors are your best defence against many of these irritants. Wood floors are easy to maintain and don’t have any fibers to trap dust, pesticides and other irritants, whereas rugs harbour dust, a common cause of asthma.
Rest assured that your Wickham floor will not do any long-term damage to the environment. Our floors are produced entirely in North America, where forest management and manufacturing are both subject to the strictest environmental laws and regulations in the world.
As a manufacturer of hardwood floors, we have every interest in ensuring that the forest providing us with raw materials is maintained and renewed, which will guarantee a future for us in wood flooring production for many more years.
At Wickham Floors, we are committed to monitoring our source of supply in order to enhance compliance with legal, environmental and policy requirements associated with sustainable forest management. As part of this commitment, we give constructive encouragement to forest management initiatives that are socially and environmentally responsible.