At A+ Hardwood Floors, we're committed to hardwood flooring that doesn't compromise beauty or environmental friendliness. Our team is well-versed in an array of eco-flooring materials that will look stunning in any home or business. Whether you prefer something traditionally elegant or a color that stands out, we have you covered. Over the years, we've worked with countless clients in Denver, CO, and we're excited to help you choose from exceptional eco-flooring options as well. Learn more about making an environmentally-friendly design decision.
When you read about environmentally-friendly flooring, you're likely to see the same terms pop up time and time again. But if you're not familiar with these phrases, you may find it difficult to choose the right type of eco-flooring for your home or business. Below, you'll find some commonplace terms and their definitions so you can make an educated decision.Low-VOC
Low-VOC (volatile organic compound) refers to materials that give off less harmful gases than typical building materials. At A+ Hardwood Floors, we use low-VOC, water-based finishes, but this term can also be used to describe environmentally-friendly paints.Engineered Hardwood
Engineered hardwood is, essentially, eco-hardwood. This material is made from natural wood but combines it with plywood and other engineered materials to use fewer slow-growing trees. Floors made from engineered hardwood are almost indistinguishable from typical hardwood, yet it emits fewer chemicals and makes for better indoor air quality.FSC
The Forest Stewardship Counsel, or FSC, is an organization that certifies companies that meet a set of eco-friendly standards. The FSC also keeps a list of certified hardwoods, with includes American cherry, country oak, bamboo, and cork.