Whether it is our own hardwood floor manufacturing facilities, or those of our partner-suppliers, at Essential Finishes & Co Inc. we are always striving to bring safe, responsibly harvested, and sustainable products to our customers. Essential Finishes & Co Inc. is a family oriented company, and when it comes to the environment, we put the future of our families first.
You will see in the chart below that each one of our product categories has various environmental and sustainability certifications. However, not every product’s environmental attribute can be captured in a certification. For example, a study conducted by the University of Wisconsin and the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) reveals that hardwood floors are possibly the most ecological floor covering choice. Production emits little to no greenhouse gasses and allergens, and uses less energy than any other flooring option. Wood floors have the longest service life and are naturally biodegradable and easily recyclable. Our innovative manufacturing approach drastically reduces wood waste. Engineered hardwood which makes up 90% of our offering, is far more efficient and sustainable than similar “single piece” wood products. Cork flooring is another great example of environmental sustainability. In fact, cork may be the most eco-friendly flooring product there is – the cork oak tree isn’t even cut down and will produce harvestable cork every 9 years for well over 100 years!
For further information on environmental, indoor air quality, or sustainability information, please feel free to use the Contact Us form, and we will get back to you with the information you require.