A new study has found that people are more likely to use reclaimed wood floors when it comes to living spaces.
Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have studied the effects of different types of wood floors on people’s wellbeing, finding that they have been found to improve wellbeing, and reduce stress levels.
The study, which is being published in the journal Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that a majority of participants (57 per cent) said that reclaimed wood flooring was a good place to live and that the material was easy to work with.
“This was a positive finding that people rated it as a good option for living spaces,” study author Dr. Rebecca K. Crouch told BBC News.
“They liked the material and it was easy for them to use.”
The study also found that there were more people who preferred reclaimed wood as a dwelling space when compared to the same type of wood floor.
“When people used the reclaimed wood material they were happier, more satisfied with their living space and more likely than the same material as wood to report being able to work on it, be more productive and have more time to spend in the room,” Dr. Cvert said.
“There is some evidence that reclaimed lumber is good for the environment, and that its use reduces CO2 emissions and the use of petroleum by the wood industry.”
Dr. Cunt said that this type of study has been very successful in the past, but with the increasing popularity of wood-free floors and appliances, it is more important than ever for the industry to work towards a sustainable future.
“The future of the industry, it’s the future of us,” she said.
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