Refurbishing to Reduce Carbon Footprint
78% of the carbon footprint reduces when you refurbish rather than replacing wood. Our researchers also found out that be doing some refurb on hardwood floors, a minimum of 90% savings in resources is realised which includes transport, electricity, consumables and materials. Every year, 25 million square meters of hardwood flooring is replaced in the United Kingdom and England alone.
New and Fresh is the new Norm
The norm today is new and fresh, sales on new flooring materials is far greater than refurbishing, as it is often perceived as more difficult. However, our experts say that they fully support the idea of refurbishing to decrease the carbon footprint, and that a floor refurbish is a viable alternative to increase resource efficiency.
Their research study offers a wholistic view and is tangible proof that refinishing a resilient or wood floor surface is more sustainable than replacement – all while improving the appearance of a floor