Resources & Sustainability

A Place to Gather, Learn, Discover, & Collaborate

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The Carbon Cycle

Growing trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and separate the carbon and oxygen atoms. They return the oxygen to the air, and use just the right amount of carbon to grow a trunk, branches, and leaves. This process reduces greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

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Carbon Absorbed

Young, healthy forests absorb carbon more rapidly than older, dense forests.

Sustainably managing forests is a way to reduce carbon and produce oxygen that we all need.

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Carbon Stored

As a tree grows, it stores carbon in its trunk, branches, and roots. In fact, about half the dry weight of wood is stored carbon.

When hardwood trees are harvested, the carbon continues to be stored in products made from it. Hardwood forests naturally regenerate and the cycle begins again.

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Carbon Released

Catastrophic fires release carbon that has been stored in trees into the atmosphere. Manufacturing and automobiles also contribute carbon by burning fossil fuels.

Natural processes like volcanoes and decomposition also release carbon to the atmosphere.

Welcome to The Resource Lab

Here you will find informative material and helpful resources pertaining to hardwood flooring. For almost three decades we have focused our efforts solely on hardwood flooring which gives us a unique and exceptional level of expertise and we love being able to share that knowledge with you.

Our Commitment

To the environment and to you

At PID Floors we strive to achieve sustainable practices in an industry that is constantly evolving. Our current sustainable model includes supporting our corporate partners, Sustainable Harvest International and American Forests, maintaining FSC certification, and educating ourselves and our clients on environmental needs within the hardwood floor industry.

We believe Earth Day could and should be every day. We are rigorously committed to the ongoing health, protection, and well-being of both our clients and the environment.

We care about your health and needs

We are rigorously committed to the ongoing health, protection, and well-being of both our clients and the environment. Our aim is to have as many PID Floors products as possible achieve GREENGUARD certification, FloorScore® certification, Cradle to Cradle Certification™, and to publish Health Product Declarations through the HPD-Collaborative.

Our staff is comprised of highly trained and knowledgeable flooring experts who guide customers through the design process, including LEED Green Associates. We are passionate about listening to all our customers’ unique and varied needs and delight in collaborating with our clients every step of the way.

Our mission

PID Floors is dedicated to protecting the environment, health, and safety of our employees, customers and the global environments.

We are in the process of developing a stringent sustainability business plan that will encompass the three tiers of the triple bottom line: Social Responsibility, Economic Development, and Environmental Stewardship.

Sustainability articles

Here you will find informative material on important and trending environmental topics in the Wood Flooring Industry.

Grow Your Knowledge

Plant and Educate with PID Floors

CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE PROBLEM. FORESTS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE SOLUTION.
YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE.

PID Floors is a proud corporate partner with American Forests and Sustainable Harvest International. Our relationship with these outstanding companies provides PID Floors the opportunity to restore at-risk forest ecosystems and hinder deforestation within the United States and internationally.

In fact, we committed to plant 5,000 trees this year alone! Our clients and friends around the world have the option to join PID Floors by donating to American Forests or Sustainable Harvest International.

A STATEMENT FROM AMERICAN FOREST

“American Forests creates healthy and resilient forests, from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. We advance our mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building.”

A STATEMENT FROM SUSTAINABLE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL

“More than half of the world’s tropical forests are already gone and we are losing the other half at the rate of one acre every second. As a result, more than half the species of plants and animals in the world are disappearing, along with carbon stores, which stabilize the climate.

Our proven model equips and empowers low-income farmers with the resources to implement alternatives to slash-and-burn agriculture, sustain the land for future generations of farmers, halt tropical deforestation, and build strong, self-supporting communities through agribusiness.”

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of drinking water in the U.S. comes from forests.

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of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity lives in forests.

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of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. are absorbed by forests each year.

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of forest can provide enough oxygen for more than 500 people each year.

Courses

For three decades, we have focused our efforts solely on hardwood flooring which gives us a unique and exceptional level of expertise and we love being able to share that knowledge with you.

We are proud to offer AIA, NWFA, USGBC | GBCI Continuing Education courses as well as our own PID Floors courses. All courses are available online or as in-person presentations!

PID Courses: Wood Floors 101

PID Courses: Wood Floors 101

This PID Floors Course offers general knowledge of wood floors.

Through this cumulative course, you will gain knowledge on the basics of wood flooring, wood flooring finishes, and the benefits of wood flooring.

Upon passing the quiz with an 80% or above, you will be awarded a certificate of completion plaque and also will be recognized on our website!

Course Contents: Slide show, Quiz & Evaluation

NWFA Architect & Design Continuing Education

NWFA Architect & Design Continuing Education

PID Floors is proud to offer NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) Continuing Education Courses.

NWFA Continuing Education Courses are registered with organizations that provide continuing education credits to professional architects and designers.

To see all courses in detail view HERE 

These courses are registered with the following organizations:

- The American Institute of Architects

- The Interior Design Continuing Education Council

- American Society of Interior Designers

- Interior Designers of Canada

- International Interior Design Association

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Environmental product declarations (EPD)

Wood flooring is a beautiful, long-lasting, sustainable flooring product that conserves natural and financial resources. NWFA provides the tools necessary to communicate wood flooring’s unique environmental story to architects, designers, and end-users in an objective, clear way.

Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA)

Quickly overcome the objection that wood flooring is too expensive. Compare the total cost of owning 18 different flooring materials over the life cycle of a building. The cost per year ranking proves that wood flooring has excellent long-term value.

Real American Hardwood® is a material that has meaning. That has history. That is unique down to its very cells. It’s beautiful, warm, and one-of-a-kind. It’s the most beautiful building product out there, the one that other imitation products strive to be. It pulls everything together just by being itself. It’s simple in its ingredients and it’s strong and durable at its core. It’s a powerful display of the wonder of nature. Hardwood is pure — grown with purpose and naturally renewing. Hardwood is authentic, without even having to try. It’s just built that way, naturally.

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Our Vision & Mission

The vision of the Hardwood Federation is to have a healthy hardwood community.

The Federation’s mission is to:

• Promote and represent the common business interests of and improve business conditions among members of the hardwood industry

• Maintain a healthy business environment for family businesses and small companies in the hardwood community

• Maintain commercial access to federal and private hardwood timberlands

• Maintain and improve the health of public and private hardwood forests

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PID Hosts NY11+ Reception & Panel Discussion

We were thrilled to host the NY11+ Reception & Panel Discussion: “Paths to Professionalism in Interior Design” on April 25th at our flagship showroom! The panel featured a diverse lineup of esteemed professionals from various sectors of the design industry.