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Environmentally Friendly Wood Flooring Brings Beauty to Green Building Movement

JG Architectural Supply brings rare and beautiful wood flooring to the market from environmentally responsible sources, perfect for Green Building and LEED certified projects.

As environmental issues are on the rise, government and private organizations have begun pushing "Green Building" standards to maximize energy efficiency, human and environmental health in new homes and commercial buildings.

When it comes to floor-coverings in a Green Building project, concrete, stone and ceramic tile are highly recommended due to their longevity and the minimal impact their manufacture has on the environment. But what about hardwood flooring?

Many hardwood flooring products are scrutinized when it comes to their use in a Green Building project. Questionable product origins draw-up images of deforestation, particularly when it comes to exotic products such as Brazilian Cherry. This has left many environmentally-conscious architects, contractors and homeowners with few choices when it comes to hardwood flooring.

There are two types of hardwood flooring that are considered "ideal" for use in a Green Building project: "FSC Certified and Reclaimed." The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that was formed as a certification body for responsible wood products. Reclaimed flooring is milled from wood which is recovered from historical buildings, and is ideal for Green Building because of its recycled application.

JG Architectural Supply is a new local company that is bringing beauty to Green Building with FSC certified exotic wood flooring from South America, and a wide range of reclaimed wood flooring products from around the world. This affords the architect, contractor or homeowner the opportunity to enrich their building/home's interior while doing their part for the environment.

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