Our Environment, Our Responsibility
As a leading user of one of nature's most precious and inspiring resources, and creators of something that people literally live on every minute of the day, we have a special responsibility not just to our environment, but to each other. Here's how we live up to that responsibility.
An environmentally friendly product
Hardwood flooring is environmentally friendly when it is made out of sustainably harvested wood and manufactured appropriately. We only use lumber from well-managed North American forestries. It's also the ultimate recyclable: naturally bio-degradable. It can last over a century, and be re-sanded, refinished, re-used, even re-purposed.
A human-friendly choice
- All Satin Flooring hardwood flooring is finished with our exclusive formaldehyde-free, non-allergenic Eco-Last finish, featuring an Anti-Microbial Coating and low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
- Our hardwood flooring qualifies for 5 LEED Credits (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
- We manufacture our Generations Engineered Collection using 4-5 times better lumber utilization than solid wood
- Our products can be maintained by dry mopping or vacuum cleaning; no need for soaps or detergents
Wood, heat, even sawdust: nothing goes to waste.
- Wood flooring products are energy-efficient to produce, as manufacturing is primarily limited to running a saw blade and kiln drying
- We use virtually all parts of the lumber in our wood flooring products
- We even scoop up the leftover sawdust to generate heat for our drying kilns, and re-channel the extra heat to warm our plant
Even our Laminate is a remarkable 90% wood
- Our Made in Germany High Performance Flooring is E1 Certified, equal to or better than any North American requirement for formaldehyde emissions
- We only use timber from indigenous, sustainably managed forests, certified by the PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification) and the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
- In fact, we use mostly slivers, chippings and wood shavings in our Laminate, which we get as by-products in other production processes or by forest maintenance -- wasting nothing, and actually ensuring a better-quality product