Do you wish your house and garden (or balcony) looked a bit more original? Is the reject pile of things you don’t need any more getting bigger than you’d like? Then upcycling is the perfect way to transform old, ‘useless’ stuff into eye-catching features for your interior!#inspiration
CREATE A SUSTAINABLE HOME WITH
RECOVERED WOOD FLOORING
Discover why recovered wood is the choice for your dream floors
Towards the circular economy of Unilin Group
Did you know that, in contrast to other raw materials, wood stores CO₂ instead of emitting it? On top of that, it can be reused many times and converted into green energy at the end of its lifecycle. It’s the perfect example of how wood can be used in a sustainable way as a renewable raw material. That’s why we’ve taken up the task to repurpose wood as long as possible and extend its life span to the max.
Floors of recovered wood
Wood leftovers from the sawmill industry, trees that were cut down along roads for maintenance and safety, and wood obtained from sustainable forest management such as sick trees: it’s all wood that still can be used. Instead of burning or discarding it, we turn it into the fibreboard that makes up the core of our laminate and wood flooring. This low-grade wood might no longer be fit for use in any other industry, but it’s perfectly suitable for the floorboards that make your home shine.
Extending the lifecycle with recovered wood
By reusing wood, we’re saving it from incineration, thus preventing the release of carbon that’s been stored for decades. If wood does get to a point where it’s completely at the end of its lifecycle, we convert it into renewable energy using our own installations in our two biomass plants. It’s the perfect example of how wood can be used in a sustainable way as a raw material. Extending the lifecycle of wood contributed to Unilin Group becoming the first flooring producer to receive the EU ecolabel in 2018.
With a breakthrough technology innovation, we’re the first producer in the world to recycle laminate fibreboards into new material. Read all about it.
Quick-Step sets the highest possible standards for its products. Discover how we became the first in flooring to receive the EU Ecolabel.#laminate #hardwood #environment