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Environmental Integrity

From growth in forests that we manage entirely, to meticulous selection and careful handling by our artisans, we have mastered and integrated the entire manufacturing process, from forest to floor.

That’s what makes Lauzon such a special brand: its unique business model, scale, know-how and commitment to responsibly managing its resources.

This means a hardwood floor of exceptional quality that also represents a thoughtful and relevant choice.

Wood is our life. Your floor is our passion.

Putting the forest first

We are accountable for all the resources we use. Lauzon manages a vast territory of forest (larger than the state of Connecticut) in Eastern Canada, and we apply sustainable practices to our forest management.

Each year, we selectively harvest trees, leaving the forest in better shape for generations to come. Forest management plans are prepared in collaboration with local municipalities, native communities, wildlife area managers and other stakeholders. To complement its product offer, Lauzon purchases only ethically harvested products from well-managed forests.

The environmental benefit of wood flooring

Wood is a natural renewable resource (unlike vinyl and carpet, made from petroleum) that does not release toxic air polluants during the manufacturing process.

Our unique sawmill uses more of every tree harvested

Lauzon’s unique sawmill concept has a direct impact on the entire process of manufacturing your floor. In fact, this state-of-the-art equipment uses more of every tree and generates less waste, which means fewer trees to harvest from the forest, a direct and positive impact on the environment.

Absolutely nothing goes to waste

We have developed a highly specialized understanding of local climate conditions allowing us to take advantage of wind and temperature to naturally dry wood, reducing the time wood spends in kilns, further contributing to a reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions. We recycle our own wood shavings and sawdust to power our kilns and to heat our plants. No additional energy from the grid is required. In addition, as part of our “No Waste” policy, we transform our wood residue into highly efficient clean-burning wood pellets. Lauzon Recycled Wood Energy Inc. is the largest specialized 100% hardwood pellet producer of its kind in North America.

FSC®: your guarantee of a responsible choice

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organization that promotes envirnmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests.

FSC® is an international certification and labeling system that guarantees that the wood products you purchase come from responsibly managed forests and verified recycled sources.

Wood from certified forests is tracked all the way to the consumer using a “Chain of Custody” certification system. When you buy a Lauzon floor with the FSC® logo, you are helping to ensure there will be wood in the forest for generations to come.