Recycled Timber Flooring Burning Bright
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.