LM Flooring believes in acting responsibly in safeguarding our natural resources.
Compared to solid wood floors, engineered hardwood floors yield up to three times more square feet of floor covering per tree harvested. Our floors are guaranteed to last a lifetime, which means that several generations of old-growth forests will mature (from seed to harvest) in the time that it takes to replace one of our floors.
Forest footprint is up to 10 times less than other engineered wood flooring manufacturers. This is because most of our products are constructed of 85-95% recycled hardwood or rapidly renewable hardwood, which translates into far less old-growth trees harvested per square foot of flooring that we produce.
Rapidly Renewable Materials
Cross-ply constructed products are comprised of 83-100% rapidly renewable materials. Our fast-growing plantation hardwood trees grow up to 90 feet tall within a 6-10 year harvest cycle. Most engineered wood flooring products are constructed of 100% old-growth hardwood trees, which require up to 30-60 years per harvest cycle.
Plantation hardwoods are grown on tree farms, not at the expense of natural forest. Many of our plantations were originally developed as government mandated erosion-control programs and contribute to a more stable, enriched habitat and healthier air quality.
Click (locking) products, constructed of high-density fiberboard (HDF), are comprised of 83-95% post-industrial recycled hardwoods. The HDF composite material is a by-product of scrap wood and sawdust which is diverted from our landfills and incinerators and constructed into beautiful wood floors guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Our factory recycles nearly 100% of our wood waste material. Most of the sawdust and culled wood remaining from our manufacturing processes is diverted from landfills and incinerators and transferred to our on-site power plant to help generate energy for our factory.
As an ISO 14001 factory (Certificate # -SGS CH05/0169), we are among a very select group of wood flooring manufacturers which meet the most stringent environmental management standards. Our factory undergoes annual independent audits which monitor our impact on surrounding habitats (air, water & land) and improvements thereof.
As an ISO 9001 factory (certificate # -SGS CN04/0077), we adhere to the most stringent quality control standards and are constantly improving our product quality specifications and manufacturing processes, which are independently audited on an annual basis. This translates into a more consistent product, lower defect rates, and less wasted material.