There is a historic, world-wide movement happening. People are gathering together in what is being called a “Climate Strike” to sound the alarm on climate change. The phenomenon is truly global. And, as amazing as it may sound, it all started with one 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden named Greta Thunberg. For the first time just last year, Thunberg began striking by skipping school every Friday to protest government inaction on climate change. Her passion and message inspired kids around the world to do the same, and has now grown to include millions people, of ALL ages, all across the world.
It is a truly moving thing to experience being among so many equally-minded people. Even more so, knowing it all is being spearheaded by predominantly young adults and school-aged children. But, maybe it should not come as any surprise. As it is, they and their children…and grandchildren, are the ones who will bear the brunt if the worst-case of climate change happens. And by many accounts, it will. What these Climate Strikers are demanding is—first and foremost—for the world to take notice of the severity of the situation. And secondly for everyone to start acting accordingly.
Making a stand.
Allwood is extremely conscientious of the planet and our fellow people we share it with. As a company we have made a commitment to sustainable business practices, with a goal of being “green” as we possibly can, and to helping those in need where we can. We refuse to add to the plastic catastrophe, and will not make vinyl or plastic products.
To that endeavor, we fully support this growing movement of awareness on the condition of the climate and the impact our actions have on it. Furthermore we encourage other businesses to join us as well. Because only when we make a stand to “act according” to our beliefs, and we all do our part, can we hope to make a positive difference.
We think the time has passed where it is acceptable for a business to put profits over everything else and hope others will join us.
Wood flooring: Is it durable enough for commercial use?
The short answer is, “Yes absolutely”. In fact, when maintained
properly, not only can wood floors last longer than most other
options in commercial settings, real hardwood has numerous
additional advantages as well—making it a more sustainable
and economic choice.
Hardwood flooring is an excellent solution for both residential
and commercial, moderate-to-heavy use areas. They feel elegant
and inviting, are easy to install, simple to clean, and can actually
improve indoor air quality. Compared to vinyl or tile, wood flooring
is more environmentally-friendly to produce and is also biodegradable; where vinyl is not.
Hardwood is extremely durable and able to withstand a large amount of foot traffic. As an example, the Copenhagen Airport in Denmark has had wood flooring since the 1960s. Over fifty years on, with nearly 23 million passengers annually, they still look amazing.
Even in the most demanding locations, given adequate care wood floors can last for generations.