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Real Wood Floors: Going Green Can Be a Work of Art

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Aug. 16, 2010
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ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is no doubt that solid strip oak floors are still the overwhelming preference for most homeowners in the United States, and the reason is clear. Wood floors offer the most environmentally friendly flooring option available on the market. But wood floors are much more than just another green product; they also can be beautiful works of art.

With real wood floors, customization possibilities abound. Exotic wood species offer more color options than ever before, making flooring an open canvas. Customization trends go beyond species and color as well. Hand-scraping, borders, medallions, inlays, and mixed media, including materials like stone, granite, aluminum, brass, and even leather, provide unlimited potential for artistic expression.

Each year, the National Wood Flooring Association holds a contest to recognize innovation and craftsmanship in wood flooring installation and design. To see winning entries, and hundreds of other design options as well, visit the NWFA's web site at www.nwfa.org, and select the "Floor of the Year" menu option.

The National Wood Flooring Association is a non-profit trade organization, with more than 3,400 members world-wide, dedicated to educating consumers, architects, designers, specifiers and builders in the uses and benefits of wood flooring. NWFA members receive the best in educational training, benefits, technical resources, and networking to advance their professionalism and success. The NWFA is located at 111 Chesterfield Industrial Boulevard, Chesterfield, MO 63005, and can be contacted at 800-422-4556 (USA & Canada), 636-519-9663 (local and international), or on-line at www.nwfa.org.


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