Stairway to Sustainability

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There’s nothing quite like the warmth and beauty of real wood.  It has long been used to create a wide array of products due to it’s workability and strength.  This renewable, re-useable, and recyclable natural resource is considered to be an eco-friendly material, but to find the most sustainable wood products, look for FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification.  This certification ensures that wood products have come from sustainably managed forests and have been harvested responsibly.

In many homes, the first sight we see upon opening the front door is the stairs.  One way to incorporate the substantial aesthetic of wood is by using wood stair railings.  Here’s a list of companies whose offerings include stair railings made with FSC certified wood components:

Tag(s): Green Building, Greening the Home


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