EUROPLANK SUSTAINABLE TIMBER FLOORING
OUR FOREST FOOTPRINT IS UP TO 10 TIMES LESS THAN OTHER ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING MANUFACTURERS. THIS IS BECAUSE 75% OF THE BOARDS CONSTRUCTION IS MADE USING FAST GROWING HARDWOOD. WHICH TRANSLATES INTO FAR LESS OLD-GROWTH TREES HARVESTED PER SQUARE METER OF FLOORING THAT WE PRODUCE.
Our fast-growing plantation hardwood trees, which are used to produce the core construction grow up to 25 meters tall within a 6-10 year harvest cycle. Most solid wood flooring products are constructed of 100% old-growth hardwood trees, which require 60-100 years per harvest cycle.
Plantation hardwoods are grown on tree farms, not at the expense of natural forest. Many of our plantations were originally developed as government mandated erosion-control programs and contribute to a more stable, enriched habitat and healthier air quality.
We actively support forestry management and illegal-logging ban initiatives in pursuit of protecting our industry from illegal and unfair business practices at the expense of one of earth’s most precious resources. We are members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and our factory is FSC certified (certificate# SGS-COC-2901) to produce FSC certified flooring.
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE MANUFACTURING
As an ISO 14001 factory (Certificate # -SGS CH05/0169), we are among a very select group of wood flooring manufacturers which meet the most stringent environmental management standards. Our factory undergoes annual independent audits which monitor our impact on surrounding habitats (air, water & land) and improvements thereof.
As an ISO 9001 factory (certificate #-SGS CN04/0077), we adhere to the quality standards and are constantly improving our product quality specifications and manufacturing processes, which are independently audited on an annual basis. This translates into a more consistent product, lower defect rates, and less wasted material.