NASA Pollution Map
Since we manufacture our hardwood flooring within a 300 mile radius, we produce the smallest carbon footprint possible. When buying your hardwood flooring, make sure to ask where it's manufactured. 70% or more of the hardwood flooring being sold is manufactured in China, where there are almost no regulations.
Worldwide Illegal Logging
The make matters worse, between 10 and 30% of flooring Made in China is coming from illegally harvested logs. There are very serious environmental impacts from illegal logging as well as negative externalities that effect developing countries. Illegal logging depletes timber supplies and threatens biodiversity. Forests are extremely important sources of food, goods, and employment for rural communities in developing countries, hurting the local community and their well-being.
How is Gaylord Hardwood Flooring green?
Gaylord Hardwood Flooring manufactures all their flooring within a 300 mile radius. We are proud of our commitment to green manufacturing and the jobs created throughout the process.
If you don't buy from us, make sure your flooring choice is one that's 100% North American made.