The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has announced a revolutionary new technique in which solid timber flooring waste can be recycled and used by the people.
Hardwood manufacturers for many users have been taking advantage of the timber flooring waste products to provide heat within their warehouses and plants, but now it is a new development which means that this heat source can be passed on to consumers and used in everywhere homes.
Waste from the timber floors is now being used to produce wood bricks, which can then be used as firewood to heat homes. Bringing the famous line often heard around a building site if someone asks 'can you pass me the wood plank', the quick response is always 'we only have timber, don't have any firewood around here'.
The NWFA said that the bricks are produced by intensely compressing the hardwood floor waste materials in to a brick form, without using any adhesives.
The bricks offer many advantages to traditional firewood as they are easily stored and lightweight, as well as offering a fantastic recycling opportunity.
These also burn hotter and cleaner than most firewood and don’t attract bugs and other pests. The bricks last longer than most traditional firewood as well so they are very economical.
Great news and some serious environmental benefits.
Timber floors it has been found are actually an ideal selection for the home, even for those with pets in the house, according to an American flooring retailer.
Many buyers are put off solid wood timber floors, as well as engineered and the laminate options, just because they fear their canine or feline pets could ruin the beautiful new timber flooring.
This is because household pets, such as cats and dogs, can scratch these floors with their sharp claws and in little time the pristine new covering is ruined with scratch marks.
However a wood flooring supplier in the U.S. has gone on record to state that, not only can timber wooden floors still be an option with pets, they are actually the most suitable choice.
Whereas carpets can be the ideal breeding ground for the mites and allergens carried by animals, hard floors such as timber and laminate are much easier to completely clean these bugs from.
Carpet and rugs can also drive you crazy if your pet has a tendency to shed a lot of hair but it can simply be brushed from timber floors.
Although pets’ nails can be a problem with any flooring choice installing particularly durable species of wood will prevent most scratches and a certain amount of maintenance should restore small blemishes. Various timber flooring like solid and engineered floors are easily re-sanded and finished to restore as new.