Laminate contributes to building a more circular economy.
Environment & Ecology
Made With Wood
Laminate flooring is made with its full lifecycle in mind, using natural materials, producing low manufacturing emissions and providing easy recycling & disposal solutions
Laminate is ecologically produced without any addition of pesticides, organic chlorine compounds or hazardous heavy metals. Thanks to advanced production techniques, laminate flooring has all the positive environmental impact of wood products. But laminate offers more and can contribute to minimising waste: thinning material from forests and wood waste from the sawmill industry can be used to manufacture the wood fibreboard, which lessens the environmental impact even further.
The sustainable origin of the raw wood materials used is verified by recognized seals of approval, which also guarantee that – for the protection of human health and of the environment – all product components comply with the strict European Union Chemicals Regulation (REACH).
Protecting the future – respecting nature
Laminate floors are mainly made of wood fibres and also wood pulp, in other words, paper. As wood is a sustainable and renewable resource, laminate flooring is in sum an ecologically low-impact product.
The production of laminate flooring meets the highest environmental standards. Laminate flooring is manufactured in modern production facilities that are subject to strict emissions and environmental standards, and in many cases have their own energy and heating cycles. As a result, laminate flooring has all the positive environmental impact of wood materials.
The wood used to make laminate floors comes mainly from domestic and sustainably managed forests, minimising timber exports. The production process uses not only logs but also wood waste from the sawmill industry, so to some extent laminate floors are already a recycled product.
Easy to recycle
Laminate flooring is produced with its full lifecycle in mind. Becoming harmless residual waste at its end-of-life, laminate is easy to recycle and dispose of. Laminate is completely harmless residual waste that will neither harm people nor the environment. There is no need to dispose of the old flooring as special waste.
No environmental pollution
Because it is simply clicked together using a clever system, laminate flooring is easy to take up again. It’s also equally simple to dispose of. Individual boards and leftovers from laying the floor can be disposed of along with normal household waste. Larger volumes, for example entire floors, should be taken to a residual waste or recycling facility.
Don’t dispose – recycle!
Laminate contributes to building a more circular economy. There are now new processes that allow laminate flooring to be partially recycled. Once broken down into chips, most of the material can be returned to the production process.