Real Wood Floors: Hardwood Floors Are Renewable

    ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15 /CNW/ -- One of the things that make wood floors a
green flooring option is that they can be renewed numerous times.
    When other flooring options start looking worn out, they need to be
removed and replaced.  This not only creates a burden in our landfills, but it
also requires a great deal of raw materials and energy to manufacture the new
flooring.  With real wood floors, however, restoring your floors to their
original luster is easy, economic, and environmentally friendly.
    Over time, the finish on wood floors can become dull, but it's not
necessary to replace the floors, or even to sand them, to restore the shine.
With a process called pad and recoat, you can renew your wood floors to their
original beauty and luster time and time again.
    Using the pad and recoat process, a wood flooring professional will clean
your wood floors thoroughly using a professional cleaning product specifically
designed for your type of floor.  Then, the floor will be buffed lightly to
abrade the surface.  Next, the floor will be cleaned to remove all old
residue.  Finally, a new finish will be applied to the floor, giving your
existing floors new life, added protection, and renewed luster.  This process
allows you to not only preserve your floors, but to preserve trees as well.
    The National Wood Flooring Association recommends that you consult with a
wood flooring professional for specific refinishing recommendations.  To find
a wood flooring professional in your area, visit the Find a Professional or
Product section of  To learn more about the many
environmental benefits of wood floors, visit the National Wood Flooring
Association's web site at, and click on the "What's New"
    The NWFA is a not-for-profit trade organization of more than 4,000 wood
flooring professionals working worldwide to educate consumers, architects,
designers, and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring.  The NWFA
can be contacted at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005,
or at 800-422-4556 (USA), 800-848-8824 (Canada), or 636-519-9663 (local and
    Contact:  Anita Howard

               Communications Director


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For further information: Anita Howard, Communications Director of
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