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From the HGTV website article Natural and Recycled Flooring Materials:
Natural and recycled flooring materials can be as beautiful, comfortable, durable and livable as their more traditional counterparts. And best of all, natural and recycled materials are better for the environment because they're made from clean, renewable sources and reuse materials that otherwise might have been landfilled. Using natural and recycled flooring products results in better indoor air quality because these products have little or no VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions, unlike many traditional types of flooring and their associated binders, adhesives and sealants.
Reclaimed and Salvaged Wood
These unique wood floorings are composed of re-milled lumber from deconstructed buildings and newly milled lumber from standing dead trees that have been salvaged from waterways and urban areas. Reclaimed and salvaged woods help to reuse materials that would have been otherwise incinerated, which contributes to greenhouse gases. Reclaimed and salvaged wood flooring can be a striking addition to a home. Nail holes, streaking and other character marks are typical, giving the wood a rustic look.