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BethM
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Posted: August 1, 2008 10:56 PM

Wood takes a pretty long time to grow and I am always hearing about the rainforest being depleted. With so many other choices available, why are people still choosing wood?
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Posted: August 2, 2008 3:38 PM

RE: why do people still choose wood?
Some manufacturers replant what they take from the forests and use responsible methods that ensure that they are not doing harm to the eco system. For example, they won't clear an entire area of trees, they will just spot pick.
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Posted: August 4, 2008 2:00 PM

RE: why do people still choose wood?
you also have to remember that although other products sounds great, they aren't always as "green" as they can be. For example, some bamboo manufacturers use fertilizer and chemical weeders or clear existing forest to grow bamboo.
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Posted: August 26, 2008 3:09 PM

RE: why do people still choose wood?
Solid wood flooring will give you a look and feel that few products can match. They also will tend to increase the value of your home. Like mentioned in a previous response many manufacturers are being responsible in how they are harvesting the wood that is made into flooring.
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Posted: September 24, 2008 3:29 PM

RE: why do people still choose wood?
i see now.  Thanks for explaining.
~ Beth
 
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