Across the globe, designers and specifiers are increasingly embedding the principles of biophilic design within their projects. It is now widely accepted that being close to nature, especially in interior settings, improves the overall health and wellbeing of occupants. An effective way of increasing this connection is by specifying timber and wood products where possible. Despite common misconceptions, ethically sourced wood flooring is a highly sustainable, environmentally-friendly flooring option for residential or commercial spaces that can help achieve these biophilic outcomes.


Only Natural: Specifying Genuine Timber Flooring to Maximise Wellbeing explores the sustainability credentials and material properties of ethically sourced timber flooring and how it can contribute to overall wellbeing in a range of applications. We look at how ethically sourced timber can make a difference to your next project – from ethical certification and low carbon emissions to practical benefits such as cost effectiveness and low maintenance. We also consider sustainable certification for timber flooring.


Havwoods genuine timber flooring is made from sustainably sourced, eco-certified timber. With Cradle-to-Cradle™ and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C009500) certification for the vast majority of products, Havwoods’ timber is certified at the highest levels, contributing to the circular economy and lowering global carbon emissions.

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