Hemp Wood Floors
The Environmental Benefits of Hemp Wood
Hemp is pretty much the best alternative to lumber with the smallest ecological footprint.
How is this so? While trees can take 50-100 years to grow, it only takes 6 months for industrial grade hemp to mature. But that's not all!
Key Environmental Advantages of Hemp Wood
- Hemp wood matures in as little as four months, compared to decades for hardwood trees, preventing deforestation and habitat loss.
- Hemp absorbs up to 15 tons of CO2 per hectare per year, acting as an effective carbon sink.
- Hemp requires about half as much water as cotton for equivalent yield, making it water-efficient.
- Hemp is naturally pest-resistant, reducing the need for chemical pesticides.
- The energy needed for hemp-based products is estimated to be one-fourth of that for wood pulp equivalents, lowering its energy footprint.
- The entire hemp plant is usable, leading to minimal waste in production.
Hemp Wood Flooring Is Extremely Durable -- and MADE IN THE U.S.A.!
High quality brands like HempWood® are 100% grown and manufactured here in the U.S.A. No container ships in this supply chain. We get it by train.
The Durable Qualities of Hemp Wood
Hemp wood is a durable alternative to traditional wood materials, exhibiting a variety of properties that enhance its longevity.
- Hemp has a tensile strength that rivals that of steel, making it highly resistant to wear and tear.
- Unlike conventional wood, hemp wood is less susceptible to warping and cracking due to its higher dimensional stability.
- Hemp has excellent moisture resistance, reducing the likelihood of mold growth and decay.
- Hemp wood has natural anti-microbial properties, which further contribute to its long lifespan.
Hemp Wood Floors Are Beautiful Floors
Just look at the pictures on this web page. Hemp wood floors are as beautiful as anything else out there... and on top of that you get the satisfaction of knowing you've made an ecologically responsible choice. It's like icing on the cake.
Where Can I Find Hemp Wood Flooring?
You can find hemp wood right here at Whole Wood in San Carlos, California. As a matter of fact, we are the EXCLUSIVE RETAILER of HempWood® flooring products. So come visit our gigantic combo warehouse/showroom and see the hemp flooring in person -- and compare with other floors. It's a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor :-) of the exciting new hemp wood technology.