Environmental Considerations

Harper & Sandilands are focused on both environmental & safety aspects in the supply of timber flooring. By engineering the boards and utilising fast growing plantation timbers that are all sustainably harvested, the slower growing timbers such as Oak, Walnut and Teak can be utilised by at least 3 times the use by minimising the usable or wear layer of these timbers in just the top 3-6 mm of the board. The plantation timbers that don’t ever get seen which make up the engineered base is a far greener option than wasting precious species in substrate!


Harper & Sandilands achieved Forest Stewardship Council ® certification in January 2009 (SGS-COC-005690). FSC® is an independent, non-government, not-for-profit organisation established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

Consumers are assured that products carrying the FSC® label come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. The forest of origin is carefully audited and controlled in compliance with parameters and rules fixed by the Forest Stewardship Council A.C.

FSC® respects the domestic laws and international agreements in the field of forest management to protect workers’ rights and the wellbeing of local communities. It also supports better management and monitoring of forests to safeguard their future, as well as reduce negative environmental impacts.

An audited ‘Chain of Custody’ process from forest to mill to end supplier is maintained to guarantee the integrity of the forest products. Product flyers that display the green FSC® logo indicate that those products are available as FSC® 100% upon request.



Safety Considerations


(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 all critical radiant flux requirements. Test results are available on request (7-560495-CV).