Wooden floors – for a sustainable environment
All Bjelin floors are wood-based. This means that our floors store the carbon dioxide that trees have absorbed from the air during their growth. Floors are thus carbon negative and environmentally positive. Thanks to new manufacturing technology, we can make use of the entire log and waste material, such as sawdust, which we use as filler material when we manufacture new floors. Even old floors that are replaced can be ground into wood powder and reused in floor manufacturing or as biofuel.
The wood raw material we use for our floors, especially hardwood in the form of oak, comes from sustainably managed FSC-certified forests close to our factories. We can therefore ensure that forest management takes place in accordance with current FSC requirements.
FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council and is an independent, international membership organisation that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially responsible and economically viable use of the world's forests through its own certification system.
We have deliberately chosen not to produce vinyl floors, conventional ceramic floors and nylon carpets, which are a less environmentally friendly option as they contribute to large carbon dioxide emissions and are difficult to recycle.
If you buy a wooden floor, you are helping to reduce the carbon dioxide level in the air. The floor is also easy to recycle and the click joint allows the floor to be taken up without being damaged and re-laid in another area.