- April 2, 2022
-- Most of us do not recognize the value wood brings to the world and into our lives. It is an extremely vital resource that has numerous environmental and health benefits including renewability and a lower carbon footprint.
So, on the occasion of World Wood Day, celebrated globally, let us, deep-dive, into why we should treasure this marvelous natural resource.
In context, wood means that forests should still be there for our future generations, much beyond our great-grandchildren, and be able to soak up carbon emissions and keep our air clean for times to come, as well as be a haven for wildlife. Sustainable wood comes from sustainably managed forests. Also, it's renewable because the forest stewards manage the landscape to prevent damage to eco-systems, watersheds, wildlife, and the trees themselves, taking a long term rather than short term view of the resource.
Wellness: The feelings of natural warmth and comfort that the product elicits in people have the effect of lowering blood pressure and heart rates, reducing stress and anxiety, and increasing positive social interactions. Wood products within a room have also been shown to improve indoor air quality by moderating humidity. The studies examining the effects of wooden rooms and furnishings clearly demonstrate that its presence has positive physiological and psychological benefits that mimic the effect of spending time outside in nature.
Aesthetic appeal: The product effortlessly combines elegance and comfort with interior spaces. Also, applying it to wall finishes and surfaces adds character and textures, which is essential to enhancing depth and dimension. The beauty of the product is that it engages all our senses, warm, rich, and affectionate. Its surface has a tactile and sensuous strength, while the range of timber hues and the depth of individual grains, delight the eye. Its appeal in design and construction is a natural one, as of course, all of these sensual elements are present when we build with wood. It helps create spaces of optimal look, feel and function for structures in residential and commercial sectors alike.
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