The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) has launched a significantly updated version of its Wood Species tech publication, highlighting today’s more-popular domestic species while offering a general listing of many tropical and imported species of wood commonly used in the wood flooring industry.
Beyond the basics, the updated publication delves into the biological nature and aesthetic characteristics of different species. It presents a wealth of new sections discussing mechanical properties, grading, and working characteristics of wood. Notably, the publication emphasizes sustainability, detailing the “green” story of wood, and includes the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List ratings for each species. This enhancement echoes the industry’s growing focus on environmental considerations.
NWFA members can access the new Wood Species tech publication for free through the NWFA member portal, with a hard copy recently mailed out to members and the option to order more if desired. As a comprehensive guide, this updated publication promises to be a valuable addition to your resource library.
Click here to read Brett Miller’s article previewing the publication’s updates in Hardwood Floors magazine.