Choosing the Right Wood

Our engineered timber products are manufactured using carefully sourced hardwood timbers and non-controversial plywood. We take great care not to supply any products that use timber species that are harvested whilst being rare or endangered. The majority of our engineered products have veneers made of European Oak, which remains a non-controversial species. We are pleased to advise that our Manor collection is PEFC certified, and our Imondi collection is both FSC and LEED certified. PEFC certification can be obtained for all of our other engineered timber collections although this does incur extra cost.

Minimizing Wastage

The vast majority of our timber flooring and wall covering collection has an engineered type construction. Engineered timber uses approximately one third of the amount of slow-growing hardwood resource compared to solid timber of the same dimensions. By supplying engineered timber products instead of solid timber we are helping to minimize the amount of slow-growing natural hardwood timber needed to be harvested to make these products each year. Learn more

Giving Back

At Forté we are passionate about the environment and all that it provides for us. In a world where deforestation is a real threat, we realize the importance of environmental responsibility and are actively taking steps to help preserve our beautiful forests for future generations.

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We have embarked on a mission to give back to the environment by supporting globally recognized replanting program, Reforest'Action. This program allows companies and individuals to offset their CO2 emissions and have a positive impact on the environment by planting trees. As Oak makes up the vast majority of the products we sell, our objective is to plant a new Oak tree for every Oak tree that we use. You can view our replanting progress on our Reforest'Action web page by clicking on the link below.