Surface Plus and the environment
As trees grow using photosynthesis they absorb carbon monoxide and exude oxygen. Younger trees are more photosynthetically-efficient than older trees. This means that careful forestry management can reduce CO2 and global warming.
Sustainable forestry management ensures that felled trees are replaced. Organisations such as the FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) monitor forest management and ensure that trees are from sustainable sources. They have also formulated rules for good forestry management which also take into account the interests of the local communities and forest workers. Using wood products, from sustainabley-managed sources, encourages forests to expand and increases the carbon sink effect, reducing the C02 in the atmosphere. Wooden flooring will last more than a lifetime if it’s properly maintained. A light routine of sweeping is all that is needed to keep it looking good day to day and using a suitable hardwood cleaner, we ensure that your floor will last.
The wide range of wood types has of course various applications. We can help you with professional advice. For each application for which you currently use an environmentally-unfriendly tropical wood, we believe we can hopefully supply you with an ecologically-sound alternative.
Wooden floors can support "green living" and they’re good for allergy sufferers because they deter dust and carpet mites.
If you would like to find out more about the sustainable use of timber we recommend these websites: