Treating wood with care
Safely storing CO2
Trees are a renewable resource, and a valuable ally in the battle against climate change. This is because they absorb CO2 and keep it safely locked in. It remains there for the rest of their lives, even when the wood is used, for example, in a laminate floor. The CO2 is released when the wood is incinerated, which is why we avoid this for as long as possible, with a long-lasting floor and a lifelong warranty of up to 33 years.
Making use of recovered wood
Trees are also an important habitat for animals and essential in stimulating biodiversity. Another reason why we choose wood by-products rather than harvesting new trees. We therefore use 100% recovered wood when producing the high-density wood fibreboard in the core of our laminate. This is wood waste collected from sawmills, forest management processes, roadside maintenance … that would otherwise end up as rubbish or in the incinerator.
Our laminate floors are certified by PEFC – the most trusted certificate in sustainable sourcing together with FSC. This label guarantees that our recovered wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests or a controlled environment, thus protecting primeval forests and preventing illegal logging with a risk analysis. We can therefore be confident that our wood sourcing does not lead to deforestation.