Cutting and replacing carpet with hardwood flooring has always been beyond the remodeling wish list and the day has finally arrived. But now you have to fight your conscience while considering all the trees that need to be cut off. Horror stories depicting the consequences of deforestation abound. How can you enjoy that beautiful new oak floor whenever you walk across the floor every time you feel personally responsible for global warming? Is there no other choice than laminate?
Do not give up yet! The perfect solution for recycled wood. You are one of the growing number of people who are seriously concerned about the state of the environment and how much of the forests affected it. Everywhere in the world, this accelerated interest in finding and recycling old lumber. At present, industrial recyclers are scouring the countryside, looking for old wigs, log houses and houses around the turn of the century. Others focus on wood-carved ships and perform rescue work at old waste collection sites, where the lumber has been lost, partly under water for years, since it was shipped to sawmills.
The tracking and dismantling of old buildings is just the beginning of a very laborious process. Up to decades of wind, rain, sun, whatever the Mother Nature could cook, or internal walls, all pieces should be thoroughly examined. Proof of rot or injury must be cut off. All hardware should be removed and all angles should be removed and carefully removed, without causing any damage as is strictly necessary. In order to keep moisture in the woods, it is dried in a furnace, which also kills any dormant insects that may be present. Because this process is cumbersome, recycling of wood is more resource-efficient than fresh-produced wood is made of the same amount of flooring. Environmental consciousness is not the only reason for growing the popularity of recovered wood.
As most of the wood comes from old growth forests, it is of high quality and appearance. Recycled wood is often heavier and denser than new-growth wood, which is less sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity, and determines the likelihood of abrasion or confinement. For all these reasons, the recovered tree is a responsible and reliable choice. However, putting it on top that freshly ground sawdust simply can not compete for beauty and character.