Real Wood Floors: Restoration Provides Environmental Benefits

    ST. LOUIS, August 15 /CNW/ -- Americans love to remodel their homes. In
fact, in 2005 alone, they spent $215 billion in residential home improvements
and repairs, a figure that is estimated to have increased to $238 billion in
2006 according to the National Association of Home Builders. Today, however,
many consumers are looking for ways to improve their homes without negatively
impacting the environment. Fortunately, for homeowners with wood floors, the
solution is right at their feet.
    Wood floors are the only flooring option that can be restored time and
time again. Think about it ... there literally are countless wood floors that
have been in existence for hundreds of years without being replaced, and many
of these floors are in public places, like government offices, museums, and
other historical buildings that receive tremendous amounts of foot traffic.
How is that possible? Wood floors offer the advantage of being able to sand
and refinish them to restore them to their original beauty instead of
replacing them. And that's a process that can occur many times during the life
of the floor. That's a real financial advantage, not to mention a real
environmental advantage.
    To learn more about the many benefits of wood floors, visit the NWFA's
consumer web site at, and click on the "All About
Wood Floors" link. You also can find a wood flooring professional in your area
who specializes in restorations by visiting the "Find a Professional or
Product" link.
    The National Wood Flooring Association is a not-for-profit trade
organization of more than 4,100 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 (international).
    Contact:  Anita Howard
    Communications Director

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For further information: Anita Howard, Communications Director of The 
National Wood Flooring Association, Web Site:        

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