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Sustainability

Environmental Considerations

Royal Oak Floors are focused on both environmental and safety aspects in the supply of timber flooring. We engineer our boards utilising fast growing plantation timbers that are all sustainably harvested. The plantation timbers which don’t ever get seen are used to make up the engineered base as they are a far greener option than wasting precious species in substrate. For our slower growing timbers such as Oak, we use a process which minimises the wear layer of these timbers to just the top 3-6 mm of the board to maximise their usability.

Royal Oak Floors’ European Oak flooring is one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly products you can choose for flooring. Engineered timber flooring is constructed using multiple wood planks, allowing for a greater amount of each tree to be used in the construction and results in far less wastage. All of our flooring products are PEFC certified (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), meaning that the supply chain is closely managed to promote sustainable forestry practices.

Our floorboards also have a very long lifespan and can be re-sanded and re-finished many times if required. Products with a water-based lacquer top coat are environmentally friendly and the adhesive used to bond the layers are low volatile organic compound (low-VOC) and low formaldehyde, a much safer and greener choice for consumers.

Safety Considerations

VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds): Our water-based, UV-cured finishes are not only extremely long-lasting but contain nearly zero VOC emissions. Australian Standard test results are available on request (ASTM D5116).

Formaldehyde Emissions: The Royal Oak Floor Collection has been tested for formaldehyde emission and is significantly below the required standard. Test results are available on request (06-462B /AP 1426/015/06).

Fire Rating: The Royal Oak Floor Collection has been tested to Australian Standards and meets critical radiant flux requirements. Test results are available on request (7-560495-CV).