What engineered flooring means to the environment

Islington-Natural-190-Engineered-Wood-DetailHere at Floor Sanding Chelsea, we are immensely proud of all the different flooring options that we are able to offer people throughout the UK.

Whether they’re after luxury vinyl tiles for the kitchen, soft and thick carpet tiles for the bedroom, or laminate flooring for a hallway, we’re always happy to go the extra mile to make sure we have something for everyone.

With that in mind however, we do often have people coming into our store, or messaging us online, asking about the environmental impact of flooring, or which happens to be the most ecological kind.

The good news is that we do have one very special type of flooring, which also happens to be one of our most popular, that caters for this need — engineered wood flooring.

Why is engineered timber flooring better for the environment?

Although engineered timber flooring does really consist of timber, which of course has to be obtained from trees, the simple fact is that the production process involved in engineered flooring means that manufacturing is extremely efficient.

As strong wood flooring contains one solid plank of wood, it usually means that far more timber is used during the manufacturing procedure.

With engineered wood however, its own body is formed of several layers of plywood or high-density fibreboard and contains one nice strip of wood neatly placed on top.

This usually means that a plank of timber can be split into ten or twenty strips of engineered floors.

Engineered wood flooring is made from renewable resourcesengineered-parquet-flooring-american-walnut-94860-3687031

What is more, engineered flooring is made of timber, which is a renewable source if it is collected and handled in a responsible way.

Floor Sanding Company Chelsea is thus very careful to only work with the absolute finest and most accountable flooring manufacturers, such as the likes of Kahrs, that keeps a PEFC certificate.
The business also works together with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), meaning that each of the products from the company are ethically sourced. The FSC happens to be a international organisation which works independently of global governments to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

It’s also worth mentioning V4 Wood Flooring, that is no less than 100 percent EUTR compliant.

How else can floors be ecofriendly?

Besides the source of the materials within the floor, there are of course other ways which you can make your flooring even greener.

As an example, if you’re replacing your old carpeting, there are charities and centres throughout the UK which are able to recycle old carpets rather than getting them decompose in the landfill.

This handy map demonstrates where you can locate a carpet recycling centre or plant in the local area.

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