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How to Specify and Install Wood Flooring for Commercial Buildings




By Brett Miller

Of all the flooring options available in today’s ever-changing commercial marketplace, wood is the only one that is completely sustainable. The raw materials used to make real wood floors (trees) can be regrown to replace those that have been harvested. For example, it normally takes hardwood trees about 40 to 60 years to grow to an age where they are harvestable, depending on the species. The raw materials needed to replace wood floors won’t be needed for 100-plus years, due to the fact that wood floors can last well over 100 years.

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The Commercial Flooring Report is provided by Lewis Migliore, president of LGM and Associates, which offers technical flooring services, including help or guidance with a new flooring project or a failure on an existing floor. Contact him at lgmtcs@optilink.us. 

This month's article was written by Brett Miller is vice president of technical standards — education — and certification at the National Wood Floors Association. This article is intended to review the considerations involved in specifying and installing wood flooring in commercial projects.

 


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posted on 8/26/2020