In some parts of the world, the extensive use of wood is considered to be part of both a national and cultural heritage. While so many alternatives have been found, there is reluctance to part with well-worn traditions. Interestingly, many of the alternative materials, plastics in particular, have been found to be highly unsustainable. They pose damaging threats to the environment and the carbon footprint remains a big fat negative as a consequence.
You would have thought that since wood is a natural material, there would be no harm done. Sadly, that has not been the case. You have no idea how many natural forests have been razed to satisfy domestic and commercial consumers’ lust for wood. Fortunately, the tide turned some years ago, and today, in most instances, forestry practices are being carried out as sustainably as possible. In the meantime, every effort must be made to take full advantage of the reclaimed wood portland or industries.
Here, wood that was worn and had perceptively reached its sell-by date has been reclaimed. Instead of heading to the sawing mills and lopping down more trees, a more resourceful means of fashioning furniture and all manner of infrastructural materials has been found. It turns out that this development is quite trendy. Take the modern city apartment or studio as good example. A new wood floor is laid out. From an aesthetic point of view, wood is preferred among some, preferred over cement, ceramic tiles and vinyl materials.
But then what happens is this. Just as the wood is laid down, it is left as is. It has that industrial look and feel to it. Alternatively, a rustic look and feel is fabricated. It is raw but still, it is quite appealing.