This growing industry depends on being able to tap into our nation's vast natural resources. Furthermore, raw material requirements have increased every year since 1982, as has demand for more product. Can our supply of resources keep pace with demand? Is the hardwood floor industry an environmental demon? The facts will surprise you!
When my currently college-aged son was in the 7th grade, he and I frequently got into heated debates about the industry "killing our trees." He had serious concerns about the environmental impact that the harvesting of hardwood trees would have on his generation and others to come. He was most concerned that this resource eventually might be depleted.