Award for innovative flooring firm

A Canadian flooring manufacturer has been rewarded for the innovative environmentally friendly wooden floors that the firm creates and sells.

Woodland Flooring secured the award for Value Added Product for the third time at the Mid-Island Science Technology and Innovation Council last week.

Most firms are able to call their hardwood floors sustainable flooring because the timber is sourced from sustainable forests, however the Canadian firm takes this a step further.

The floors produced by the company are created using only wood from trees which are wind-fallen, killed by beetles or have fully reached maturity.

Two other companies were competing for the award but the flooring business took the title for the third time, also winning in 2007 and 2008.

The timber used to create the solid wood floors would be unlikely to be used for anything else and there is zero cost to the environment.

In addition to the range of wooden flooring the company also produces hardwood stairs and doors, which are also made from the fallen or deceased trees.

The owner of the company said that the firm had recently suffered the effects of the US wood flooring dispute but had refocused efforts locally.

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