ENVIRONMENTAL

environmental

Sustainability

Stanely Cooper T&S sources it’s lumber from an environmentally responsible source. All our logs are PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) tagged. PEFC is the world’s leading forest certification organization, an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is the certification system of choice for small forest owners.

Environmental Benefits / Impact Of Using Wood Flooring

Wood flooring is the most abundantly renewable flooring material available. Sustainable forest management makes it possible to harvest wood without any serious impact on the environment, because trees are a renewable resource that can be replaced time and time again. We at Stanley Cooper are diligent stewards of the environment.

Here are some interesting environmental facts about wood flooring:

  • Average annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than average annual removals (Source: Department of Agriculture Forest Service)
  • Indoor air quality is better with wood floors as a result of their inability to harbour allergens (Source: US Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Wood is a carbon neutral product that produces oxygen during its growth cycle and stores carbon during its servicelife (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)
  • Wood floors use less water and energy to produce than other flooring options (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)
  • At the end of its service life, wood flooring can be burned as fuel or recycled (Source: University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis)
  • Wood floors last hundreds of years, so, they will not need to be replaced as often as other flooring options (Source: National Association of Home Builders)
  • While it takes most hardwood trees 40-60 years to mature, the inventory planted today won’t be needed for 100-plus years (Source: National Wood Flooring Association)

You can learn more about the environmental benefits of wood floors by downloading the University of Wisconsin Wood Products Program Solid Wood Flooring & Engineered Wood Flooring Life Cycle Analysis.

In addition to these general environmental benefits of Hardwood flooring, Stanley Cooper T&S utilizes Canadian content in its construction and balancers, with Canfor fillet core of blue beetle pine, and a Canfor SPF 2mm balancer, for increased dimensional stability. This makes us very proud, very Canadian.