Want hardwood floors? Opt for bamboo or local sustainably harvested wood.

Bamboo FloorsBamboo is considered an environmentally friendly flooring material due to its high yield & the relatively fast rate at which it replenishes itself. It takes 4-6 years for bamboo to mature, compared to 50-100 years for typical hardwoods. Look for sources that use formaldehyde-free glues. Locally harvested and milled wood eliminates gasoline consumption and related air pollution.