Vinyl Flooring vs. PVC Flooring vs. Hardwood Floors – How to Make an Informed Decision for Your Home

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When it comes to flooring options, hardwood floors have long been revered for their timeless beauty and durability. However, in recent years, alternatives such as vinyl and PVC flooring have gained popularity. While these alternatives offer certain benefits, they cannot match the superior quality, beauty, and durability of hardwood floors. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) can be found in many everyday items, …

Hardwood Floors, the magazine of the National Wood Flooring Association, Publishes Article written by TFF Director Criswell Davis

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TFF founding director was featured in the latest issue of Hardwood Floors, the magazine of the National Wood Flooring Association. Mr. Davis wrote the article titled, “Sustainable North American Hardwood Flooring as a Key Element of Biophilic Design,” for the magazine as special content for both the print and digital editions. Here is an excerpt from the article: Biophilic design …

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TFF Director Criswell Davis Quoted in Washington Post Article on Protection of Mature Trees and Forests on Federal Lands

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The Washington Post interviewed directors from a variety of top environmental groups, including our own Criswell Davis. Check out this excerpt: “When you get an email that says ‘Don’t print this email’ at the bottom, that leaves people with the impression that we’re running out of trees,” Davis said. “But that’s really not the case. We actually have 50 percent …

What is the “Peak Life” for trees? Why do humans resonate with trees?

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I contend that humans resonate with wood because we share similarities with one another.  Trees, like humans, are approximately 60% water.  Trees, like humans, are about 18% carbon.  Trees, like humans, have a peak life of about 80 years.  Additionally, humans exhale CO2 and trees inhale it, keeping the carbon and exhaling oxygen.  This is the very definition of symbiosis.   …