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Pacific Green Furniture & Palm Global Flooring

Updated on June 28, 2014

Beautiful Palmwood or Coconut Wood Furniture & Flooring

The discovery of the uses of coconut lumber is an eco-friendly solution for turning the coconut palm trees which are no longer producing coconuts into beautiful and modern pieces of furniture and exquisite hardwood flooring.

This easily sustainable resource was finally conceptualized after the realization that millions of trees which had grown past their fruit producing years were simply being discarded each year and Pacific Green and Palm Global stepped in to do something significant about it.

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Coconut Lumber

also known as Palmwood

Coconut lumber or coconut timber is comparable to conventional wood in terms of its durability, sturdiness, and versatility. The use of palmwood as a substitute for building materials could bring down the cost of housing because it costs about half the price of the conventional wood and because it's harvested from an eco-friendly source it is a viable substitute for endangered hardwoods.

The lumber comes from farmed plantations of old coconut palms which were planted as crops in large plantations throughout the tropics in the early half of the 20th century in order to harvest the coconut fruit.

These trees bear fruit for approximately 70 years and every year, several million palms are cut to make way for future crops. For years, the trunks were simply "wasted" but in more recent years the commercial uses for this supply of lumber have been identified, leading to the introduction of coconut lumber to produce flooring, poles and furniture.

The key to profitability in the use of palmwood, given the availability of the logs and product demand, is the mechanical conversion of coconut logs into lumber. Check out this article if you would like more detailed info on Coconut Lumber Production and its profitability.

Perfection:

Coconut palm trees have no annual growth rings, rays, heartwood or branches, meaning that coconut lumber is free from knots and other imperfections.

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Palm Global Flooring

What is coconut wood flooring?
What is coconut wood flooring?

Palm Global's coconut wood flooring is beautiful and durable - its unique qualities include vibrant colors, numerous grain patterns and a total absence of knots. The planks are milled to exceedingly high standards and are completely natural allowing you to finish and seal them to your preference.

How To Install A Hardwood Floor

Save The Rain Forests:

Use Palmwood

The Most Important Thing: Rain Forest Relief!

Download this pdf on Rainforest Relief Guidelines and learn which hardwood species are endangered and what the alternatives are.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      This flooring is so nice. My husband has worked with many kinds of wood flooring, but I don't know if he has installed this. I'll share this with him.

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      KandH 5 years ago

      @sybil watson: I know, this really just blew me away when I discovered it too. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      sybil watson 5 years ago

      Wow, who knew that palmwood was so beautiful? Living in Hawaii, we have more than our share of palm trees too, many of which just grow wild. What a fabulous way for us to be eco-friendly.

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