Before your new bamboo flooring goes in it may be necessary to remove your existing wood floor. With just a little bit of time and care the old flooring can be removed in such a manner that it can be given a new life in another home.
Whether you are doing the work yourself or having a licensed contractor doing it for you there are many companies out there that are ready to reclaim those old planks. As a member of the Building Materials Reuse Association we can point you in the right direction. The BMRA offers great resources on their website including a Directory Map to help you find a salvage company in your area.
By choosing bamboo flooring and recycling your old wood floor you will be helping the planet and your community. Here are a few benefits to wood recycling:
- Reduces the consumption of new resources
- Avoids landfill waste and pollution
- Saves energy as it takes less energy to recycle than to process virgin materials
- Expands job opportunities and workforce development skills
By working with the BMRA you are helping to increase opportunities for the recovery and reuse of building materials in an environmentally sound and financially sustainable way. By working together we can reduce dependence on dwindling timber resources by promoting green building.