What engineered flooring means to the environment

Here at Best at Flooring, 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 wood flooring better for the environment?

Although engineered wood flooring does indeed consist of wood, which of course has to be taken from trees, the fact is that the manufacturing process involved in engineered flooring means that production is highly efficient.

As solid wood flooring consists of one solid plank of wood, it means that far more wood is used during the manufacturing process.

With engineered wood however, its body is formed of multiple layers of plywood or high-density fibreboard and includes one fine strip of wood neatly placed on top.

This means that one plank of wood can be divided up into ten or twenty strips of engineered flooring.

Engineered wood flooring is made from renewable resources

What’s more, engineered flooring is made from wood, which is a renewable resource if it is collected and managed in a responsible manner.

Best at Flooring is therefore very careful to only work with the very best and most responsible flooring brands, including the likes of Kahrs, which retains a PEFC certificate.

The company also works alongside the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which means that all the products from the company are ethically sourced. The FSC happens to be a global organisation that works independently of international governments to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

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

How else can flooring be eco-friendly?

Aside from the source of the materials within your floor, there are of course other ways that you can make your floor even greener.

For instance, if you are replacing your old carpet, there are charities and centres throughout the UK that are able to recycle old carpets instead of having them decompose at the landfill.

This handy map shows where you can find a carpet recycling centre or plant in your local area.

If you want to know a little bit more about engineered flooring, what it means to the environment, or any other type of flooring that we happen to have in store, call us on 0113 333 9870, or check out our contact page.