According to the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), wood flooring is the only flooring option available that is completely sustainable. The group released a study on the environmental impact of wood flooring & several flooring alternatives.
"Being green is much more than just being a rapidly renewable material. To truly recognize a product's "greenness," one must look at its entire life cycle, from cradle to grave. It's not a matter of simply whether raw materials can be replaced quickly, but how those materials are used when making a finished product, and what happens to them once their useful life is over.It could be true here in the US but when thinking about the forest being stripped of their trees (faster than you can replant them) in Indonesia and other woodland areas across the globe, that does makes consumers think twice about using real wood.