Hardwood – just the word evokes images of charm, richness, and classic looks. Wood floors last a lifetime and gain “character” with age. Hardwood floors stand the test of time for both style and durability. “According to real estate experts, the average ROI for installing hardwood floors is about 70 percent to 80 percent, and wood floors can boost the sales price of your home at least 2.5 percent” notes realtor.com. And rest assured that wood floor maintenance is quick and easy and keeps your wood floors looking beautiful and performing well for the lifetime of your home.
Knowing all this, we asked Jeremy Walsh, Director of Hardwood Flooring at Jack Walsh Trade Showroom, West Palm Beach, a question:
Is Hardwood Flooring Environmentally Friendly?
Jeremy replied, “Trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, so wood is considered a carbon-neutral product and remains that way even after being harvested. Through sustainable harvesting and their carbon neutral status, hardwood floors create a very low environmental impact.”
He then added, “with the design industry trend towards biophilic products, hardwood is perfect. Hardwood flooring is 100 percent biodegradable.”
The Jack Walsh Showroom has been serving the interior design and architectural community for 35 years, they offer a wide selection of carefully curated custom floorings as well as exclusive hardwood flooring from Italy and Austria. All their installations are completed by their in-house teams. Jeremy shares, “Whether it’s oak or maple hardwoods, rustic or sophisticated design preference, natural hardwood floors are always on trend. Oak is one of the most durable species, with a tight, dark grain that works in almost any room, in any stain. Maple, the second most popular hardwood because it has a predictable pattern and color. Oiled natural wood flooring for any style room is also popular – especially natural hardwood. Jack Walsh Trade receives lots of requests for wide-plank hardwood floors, which make rooms look more open and many interior designers and builders request custom hardwood flooring.”
With the 2021 trend for interiors being ‘biophilic’ design, we agree that using natural materials creates both a mental and physical ‘stress free’ healthy environment. It appears that Jack Walsh is ahead of the trend