What environmental labels do your floors have?
Our floors have various environmental labels, including FSC, the Nordic Ecolabel and SundaHus evaluations. We are constantly making strides in our environmental efforts and more ecolabels will be added. Under the respective products on our website you can see which ecolabels your dream floor has.
Isn't it better to leave trees in their natural environment?
Leaving trees in the natural environment without care is not good for global warming. A forest that is not cultivated is environmentally neutral, since trees that decompose emit as much carbon dioxide as they have absorbed during their growth. A well-managed forest, on the other hand, grows faster and binds more carbon dioxide, which is stored in the timber for a long time if it is used as a construction material. The parts that do not become building materials, such as bark, can be used as heat sources and replace other energy sources with negative environmental impact.
Environmentally friendly forestry is based on less logging than growth and that certain areas that are important for biodiversity are left untouched. Since our factories are located in the vicinity of the forests that supply our wood, we can ensure that felling takes place in an environmentally friendly and responsible way.
How is diversity affected in the forests from which the timber comes?
The raw wood used in all Bjelin surfaces and core materials in our parquet floors is FSC-certified. FSC ensures that endangered species are actively protected in the forests that are certified and controlled by them. A forest managed in a responsible way also benefits biodiversity. FSC also strengthens the rights of both forest workers and the local population.
Why aren't all wooden floors environmentally positive
Up to this point, environmental aspects have not been particularly important when selecting flooring. Therefore, environmentally negative flooring that could be replaced with wood-based flooring in many applications is used. Furthermore, wooden floors have not been sufficiently durable and the price for long planks in particular has been high. The manufacturing capacity for wood-based flooring has also been limited to around 10% of the global flooring market, partly due to the shortage of oak.