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Hardwood flooring has long been prized for its beauty, warmth and versatility. It's at home in any style home, from an Arts and Crafts bungalow to a modern loft. If your home has wood flooring that's seen better days, look into whether it can be refinished before you decide to replace it. If you do want to install new wood flooring, the greenest products are made from FSC certified or reclaimed wood.

Wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) comes from forests managed in accordance with stringent sustainable forestry practices. Buying wood products with the FSC logo gives you assurance that the wood came from forests managed in a way that protects the long-term availability of wood resources, the health of forest ecosystems, and the sustainability of local economies.

Reclaimed wood flooring comes from sources such as old buildings and other structures. It can be finished to look like new wood or left with its natural blemishes. Buying flooring products made from salvaged wood instead of virgin wood reduces resource consumption and landfill deposits. Flooring made from reclaimed wood is often very beautiful, even when marked with old nail holes or other signs of age.

There are many reclaimed hardwoods available for flooring (some made from very high quality old-growth hardwoods). Some softwood species such as Douglas fir are also used for reclaimed flooring; be aware that softwood scratches and dents more readily than hardwood.

The Green Product Directory showcases wood flooring products from FSC certified trees grown in the United States. We also feature a selection of wood flooring products reclaimed from sources in the western United States. (The Green Product Directory is geared toward Californians; residents of other areas are encouraged to seek out reclaimed wood products from their region.)

Armstrong Hardwood FlooringArmstrong Hardwood Flooring
Armstrong offers both solid and engineered hardwood flooring products. Over 90% of their volume is manufactured in the U.S. using local raw materials. The majority of wood they use in domestic hardwood flooring is sourced from the Appalachian Hardwood region. FSC certification is available for certain solid and engineered hardwood products. Armstrong has FSC-certified manufacturing facilities in Somerset, KY and Beverly, WV. Armstrong's products are certified to meet the California Air Resou... LEARN MORE ►

EcoTimberTesoro Domestics Hardwood Flooring
EcoTimber specializes in wood products from forests that are certified to be well managed according to the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The American Woods Collection of engineered hardwood flooring includes FSC-certified cherry, maple, walnut, red oak and white oak in 3 inch and 5 inch widths. Since 1992, EcoTimber has promoted forest conservation worldwide by selling sustainably harvested and reclaimed wood products. LEARN MORE ►

Green Mountain WoodworksDouglas Fir Clear Vertical Grain Hardwood Plank Flooring
Honey-golden toned douglas fir is a timeless Northwest classic. Green Mountain Woodworks' Clear Vertical Grain (CVG) Douglas Fir is FSC certified and comes from Washington State and Canada. The lumber is hand selected for grade, and then molded with a low offset tongue and groove for a deeper wear layer. Green Mountain Woodworks also offers plank flooring made from other West Coast native hardwoods, including madrone, California chestnut, bay laurel, big leaf maple, Oregon white oak, and north... LEARN MORE ►

North Cal Wood ProductsReclaimed Wood Flooring
North Cal Wood Products offers a large selection of hardwood flooring products with the FSC Recycled or FSC 100% certification. Founded in 1985, North Cal is based in Ukiah, California. Their urban salvage specialists have reclaimed and repurposed millions of board feet of lumber that would otherwise end up in landfills and burn piles. Reclaiming prior-use lumber helps to offset the demand for new lumber and the emissions from logging, transportation, processing and milling of new wood. North ... LEARN MORE ►

ProvenzaHeartland Treasure Reclaimed Wood Floors
Provenza Heartland Reclaimed wood flooring bears the FSC Recycled certification. The collection's chestnut, oak, pine and hickory flooring is naturally distressed and rich in colorful patina. Available in widths of 3 to 10 inches, with a natural oil finish. LEARN MORE ►

Restoration TimberRestoration Timber Reclaimed Wood Flooring
Restoration Timber's reclaimed wood flooring comes in a wide range of widths and species, including oak, elm, heart pine, hemlock maple, walnut, hickory chestnut and douglas fir. Each floor is custom milled to the customer's specifications, either as solid plank flooring or engineered flooring. Restoration Timber uses wood reclaimed from old buildings and other structures, or salvaged from orchard trees that are no longer productive. Reusing antique wood conserves today's forests and keeps val... LEARN MORE ►

Smith & FongSideways Hardwood Flooring
Sideways is Smith & Fong's line of entirely FSC-certified flooring made from hardwoods harvested and milled in the United States. With a rotary cut that rounds the tree trunk, Sideways preserves the face of the grain and provides a unique look that is sure to turn heads. The click-lock floating floor makes for an easier, faster installation that saves both time and money. LEARN MORE ►

TerraMaiTerraMai Reclaimed Wood Flooring
All TerraMai woods are certified recycled according to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s premiere forest conservation organization. TerraMai only purchases wood from structures slated for demolition, whether in the U.S or abroad. Whenever possible, the woods they reclaim are remilled as close to the source as possible, both domestically and overseas. Using reclaimed wood helps offset the demand for new lumber and helps preserve the world's remaining forests. T... LEARN MORE ►

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