Is Laminate Wood Flooring Really Environmentally Better Than Hardwoods?

The answer is no. Unless a homeowner is purposely using eco-friendly flooring the bi-products and emissions from the manufacturing process are much more harmful than cutting down trees for hardwoods. Today we have more trees than in the past due to lumber companies diligently planting trees as they are cut down. Urban trees are used to make high durability flooring when they use to be mulched and put into landfills. So laminate wood flooring will not make a big difference.