While its aesthetic and performance benefits are well known, the environmental impacts of building with timber are not straightforward. According to the World Bank, we have lost 1.3 million square kilometers of forests since 1990, a large proportion of which has been used for the built environment. More than ever, Australians have a desire to live sustainably. Architects, designers and specifiers can meet this demand by understanding how timber products make the journey from sustainably-managed forests to the building floor.
Trustworthy Timber: The Journey to Responsibly-Sourced Wood Flooring examines the steps in specifying responsibly-sourced timber flooring – from the importance of sustainably-managed forests to choosing the right timber floor that will last you a lifetime. We explain why sustainable forestry matters and examine how consumer preferences have shifted towards eco-friendly and renewable products. We then consider three key factors in specifying sustainable timber flooring: the type of timber product, environmental certification and high quality installation.
With over 40 years’ experience in sourcing the very finest engineered timber flooring and cladding, Havwoods’ passion for delivering fit-for-purpose and fit-for-budget solutions has made them leading suppliers for residential, commercial, high-volume retail and hospitality projects across Australia and around the world. Havwoods have substantially reduced their offerings of exotic timbers, the species which are most likely to suffer from illegal harvesting, and now offer a large range of sustainably-certified products (FSC® certified (C009500) and Cradle to Cradle Certified® SILVER), along with an increasingly popular collection of genuine reclaimed engineered timber flooring.
Download this whitepaper to take the journey from sustainable forest to timber floor.
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