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The Importance of Choosing Environmentally Sustainable Hardwood Flooring

Choosing hardwood flooring is much more than just a design decision. At European Flooring Group, we truly value wood as one of nature’s best and most extraordinary materials, and our outstanding European-engineered white oak flooring collections directly reflect those beliefs. White Oak trees grow just one millimeter a year. Each precious tree takes an average of 180 years to reach its final growth stage – a process that spans entire generations and is a real investment in the environmental future.

timber harvested from sustainable forests

Wide Plank Engineered Hardwood Flooring uses rare and beautiful hardwood solely for the surface layer. For the product to be environmentally-friendly hardwood flooring, the support layer is made using a quicker growth wood – like Baltic Birch or Nordic Pine – or high-density fibreboard for structural stability. This allows all of nature’s beauty to be captured while minimizing the ecological footprint.

The Importance of PEFC and FSC Certified Hardwood Flooring

Using the French White Oak hardwood for only the top layer allows engineered wood to cover up to five times the area of solid wood, while still using the same wood species and maintaining the ability for it to be sanded and refinished. That is why all products across European Flooring Group’s collections are PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) and/or FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. By contrast, traditional solid wood planks are made entirely from precious hardwood – at a much greater cost to the environment. But it’s not just about reducing the impact to the Earth’s remarkable forests. Sustainability covers many categories, including protecting the air we breathe.

Forests that grow quicker growing trees for flooring

VOC and Emission Free Hardwood Flooring Finishes

At European Flooring Group, we offer many sophisticated wood finishes including natural oils, pigmented oils, and aluminum oxide finishes, amongst others. These finishes are completely VOC and Emission Free. Meaning “Volatile Organic Compounds”, a VOC-free finish means that the hardwood floor does not produce any solvents and other compounds that evaporate into the air and contribute to the formation of an unclean and unhealthy environment. From the first stages of production through to the completion of a Certified Hardwood Flooring Installation into your space. European Flooring Group is proud to assure you that we highly value the safeguarding of natural resources and the environment.

elegant living room with light grey hardwood flooring

Environmentally Sustainable Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring

When you or your designer are choosing the interiors and finishes of your home, it’s important to investigate the values and practices of companies you are considering for your luxury hardwood flooring purchase. Our commitment to sustainable practices and environmentally friendly hardwood flooring materials, which means you can feel good about environmental responsibility in addition to getting beautiful wide plank hardwood flooring that will add value and elegance to your home for years to come. European Flooring Group’s luxury hardwood flooring collections are carefully engineered and produced for the North American climate, making them among the most dimensionally and structurally stable wide plank hardwood flooring on the market.

quick growing trees used to make hardwood flooring

In addition to flooring, interior designers have a crucial influence on a sustainable home with reduced energy consumption through their choices in heating and lighting options. Since most of a home’s heat escapes through windows, it’s important that the installed windows are of premier quality and provide excellent insulation.

Opaque curtains and drapes help to keep both cold air and the sun’s heat outside. Window coverings, blinds, and shades enable control over your home’s temperature in an energy efficient manner, allowing you to open and shut them as needed to adjust both light and temperature. Additionally, carpets are excellent thermal insulators and can retain as much as 10% of a room’s heat.

Visit European Flooring Group’s Designer Showroom in Toronto to Experience the Khayeri Difference

We are proud to assure you that all engineered hardwood flooring options offered at European Flooring Group are sustainable, and VOC/ Emission Free. To learn more about our offerings visit our designer showroom in Toronto. Our expert team can help you determine the best options for your new flooring and ensure you’ve considered all elements before making a final selection. Contact us today to book an appointment or to speak to a sales representative.

About European Flooring

Founded by Mehran Khayeri, European Flooring is a Canadian based dealer of Custom hardwood, Luxury Engineered Flooring. As one of the first dealers for Khayeri Flooring in North America, their Designer Showroom in Toronto features high-end, innovative multi-layered and Wide Plank Engineered Flooring by Khayeri Curated Flooring TM. Over the past 17 years, they have partnered with world-class architectural/designer studios and builders in North America. Their engineered hardwood flooring draws inspiration from luxurious European destinations around the world such as Versailles, Scandinavia, and Copenhagen. European Flooring Group features a wide variety of tones, finishes, and styles of luxury wide plank engineered flooring.

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