2021 Going Green Product Focus
The companies below—all advertisers in the August/September issue of WFB—have made impressive inroads toward protecting the wellbeing of consumers and wood flooring professionals, as well as the health of the global environmental overall. See below to discover how they have adopted environmental sustainability as a bedrock of their businesses.
August 5, 2021
How We Became a Hub for Sustainable Flooring Products
Because of our dedication to this aspect of our industry, we’ve landed partnerships with many firms and exclusivity to several products.
July 19, 2021
2020 Going Green Product Focus
The companies on the following pages—all advertisers in the August/September issue of WFB—have made impressive inroads toward protecting the wellbeing of consumers and wood flooring professionals, as well as the health of the global environmental overall. See below to discover how they have adopted environmental sustainability as a bedrock of their businesses.
August 19, 2020
How Do You Know Which Exotics Are Really Sustainably Harvested?
It can be difficult to know which wood coming out of South America was sustainably harvested, but asking these three questions can help.
July 16, 2020
2019 Reclaimed Wood Flooring Product Focus
The annual Wood Floor Business Reclaimed Product Focus is designed to make navigating the world of reclaimed wood flooring a little easier. The following pages provide a list of manufacturers that offer reclaimed wood floors, along with all the available species and dimensions offered by each company, helping you know where to get what you're looking for.
September 10, 2019
Newsletter for Wood Floor Professionals
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2019 Bamboo + Cork Product Focus
Do you have clients interested in cork and bamboo flooring? Following are some of the latest products in those categories.
August 28, 2019
2019 Going Green Product Focus
The companies on the following pages—all advertisers in the August/September 2019 issue—have made impressive inroads toward protecting the wellbeing of consumers and wood flooring professionals, as well as the health of the global environmental overall. See below to discover how they have adopted environmental sustainability as a bedrock of their businesses.
August 8, 2019
Green Alphabet Soup for Wood Flooring Pros
Longtime industry expert Jason Grant explains some of the most common environmental certifications and organizations that play a role in the wood flooring industry.
July 19, 2018
What I’ve Learned Working With Reclaimed Wood Flooring
Wood flooring pro Kevin Minton explains what he's learned about sourcing, installing, sanding and finishing reclaimed wood flooring.
August 1, 2017
Beetle-Killed Pine Slabs Find Second Life in a Stairwell
Jeff Ullum executes a stairwell inspired by an award-winning live-edge internet sensation.
July 27, 2017
A Six-Year Index of Green Blog Posts
So here we are, coming up toward the end of another year, so I think it’s time to wrap up the six years of blogging with one final big index! This will be my last regular post here, but I’ve told the gang here to keep the old posts up because I immodestly assume that most remain fairly relevant and sometimes useful. For that reason, it is also certainly possible that some of them may also appear elsewhere online as well—I don’t like to do anything to restrict the sharing of useful knowledge.
December 20, 2016
A Compliance Culture
My first blog was August in 2010. That’s six years of posts and well, I think it’s time to take a bit of a break. I’ll come back now and then because I do like the team at the newly christened Wood Floor Business and I wish them well. But I think I’ll use this transition of publications as an excuse to take a break from the weekly rants. Next week will be my final regular blog post here, a massive index of the last six years.
December 13, 2016
Gate Wood Concerns
What is “gate wood?” Generally gate wood refers to logs brought to a sawmill that were not pre-ordered, purchased as standing timber or ordered under contract by the mill. Usually offered by independent loggers who have harvested small private tracts, gate wood is often purchased with the exact origin unknown.
December 6, 2016
Due Diligence Required for Imports
“Due Diligence Required” is NOT another post about the Lacey Act. Rather this is a followup post to last week's blog post about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
November 29, 2016
Trans Pacific Forestry
So the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been in the news quite a bit and since Indonesia just made their first FLEGT shipment, I thought I’d take a quick look at what the TPP might mean for the wood industry.
November 22, 2016
On the other side of the world something extraordinary is happening today. Today, November 15th, Indonesia is making the first ever—not just their first, but the first EVER from ANYWHERE—FLEGT shipment to Europe.
November 15, 2016
Visual Comparison of FSC and PEFC
I am going to wrap up our recent look at certification programs with two visuals. These are from recent online reports by both organizations and you can click on the images for the actual reports that these came from. These two maps show locations where certified forests exist. The different shades of green on the FSC map show volume of forests, while the PEFC map is more simplistic—the green simply shows the present of a recognized national standard. What is interesting to see is that you will have a choice of certified wood from generally either standard in almost every major forest-producing region. It would be great to see more dark green on the FSC map and certainly PEFC needs to make more inroads into Africa and to expand further into South America. But the bottom line is that there is certified material out there—we need more of it, but this is a nice green start:
November 7, 2016
Report Logo Abuse
As noted in last week’s blog, the FSC stylized “tick tree” mark is going to be recognized by many consumers. But with so many companies being CoCed but with so little actual available FSC volume, one widespread industry concern is the misuse of the FSC logo. A common example is having it appear as boilerplate on every page of a website because a company IS legitimately FSC-CoC-certified…which means it then appears on a product page for a product which is NOT FSC-certified. (I wrote about this a number of years ago as a common form of greenwashing.)
November 1, 2016
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Tools + Equipment
Saws 101: What You Should Have as a Wood Floor Pro
Wood floor pro Kyle Neuroh explains which saws wood flooring pros really need, what to know when buying, and how to square up miter and table saws.
Bolstered for Success: See the Winners of the 2021 WFB Outstanding Retailer Awards
Know These Facts When Ordering Chevron Flooring
Why I Love Running a Single-Person Wood Flooring Business
Antique End Grain Blocks Meet ‘Redneck Grout’
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