- 05 Mar, 2020
Natural wood is a material that has for thousands of years positive interaction with humans. Specially is conduct to their health. Thus, wood floors help to support a healthy living environment.
Did you know that indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than fresh air?
Wood remains wood: 100% natural material, 100% free of toxins:
- Wood breathes — ensures a balance humidity in your home;
- It is anti-static — it reduces stress and tension on the body and soul;
- Wood filters the air, smoke, electromagnetic smog, neutralizes smells and reduces dust formation.
Some countries require new homes to be ‘zero carbon’. The policies go further and recognize the benefits of forestry and wood use:
- In France, the government requires that new public buildings have at least 0.2 cubic meters of wood for every 1 square meter of floor area;
- In New Zealand, wood or wood-based products considered as the main structural material. Hence, it is required to be used for new government funded buildings up to four floors;
- The Japanese government introduced a law. The law requires any government-funded projects up to three floors use wooden building material.
- In Canada, the governments of British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec have policies that encourage the use of wood in public buildings.
Dovetail Partners report states that increased use of wood in construction could greatly enhance carbon storage in the public’s buildings. Thus, wood is used to the maximum benefits in multi-family houses and low-rise non-residential buildings. Therefore, it could result in a carbon benefit equal to about 21 million metric tons of CO2 annually. Similarly, it is equal to 4.4 million cars off the road.
Wood as the choice of building material receives more attention. The life cycle costs analyzed more accurate, the ecological wood’s environment benefits through its use and re-use in buildings are being extensively documented.