Our ethics

The quality of our materials and our high standards of workmanship are of paramount importance to Heritage Wood Floors.

Our ethics

The quality of our materials and our high standards of workmanship are of paramount importance to Heritage Wood Floors.

Service that is second to none

We ensure that our clients have a full understanding of what is available to them from the world of wood flooring. This is not so much inundating them with endless possibilities but gleaning enough information from our clients to help them arrive at an informed and considered choice. We aim to treat our employees, clients and suppliers of products and services with respect and fairness and endeavour to have a positive impact with all parties connected with our business.
Other than re claimed, if a species of wood is categorised as vulnerable or threatened on CITES and the lumber does not have full certification that it has been sourced responsibly from managed forests we will not touch it. Modern finishing techniques can reproduce almost any colour therefore indigenous species to Europe sourced responsibly can be transformed to give the visual effect required.
We are attracted to wood for a variety of reasons such as the texture, colour and the infinite variation of patterns but possibly a deeper connection with such a beautiful resource which is rooted in our subconscious and connects us with our past when we had a closer relationship with nature.
John Reed, Founder

Our environmental responsibility

We do our best to make sure that the wood we use in our flooring projects is sourced from sustainable forestry projects. Our flooring is purchased from suppliers that comply with FSC and PEFC regulations. These programmes aim to ensure that forests are used sustainably and that their resources are replenished.
FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is widely regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote responsible forest management worldwide. PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification system. Their credible standards seek to transform the way forests are managed globally – and locally – to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.

All the wood we use for our flooring is sourced from sustainable forestry projects.

The vast majority of our wood floors are made of Oak and it is probably the ideal species for wooden floors. In Northern Europe we have it in abundance. It is relatively easy to grow and provides a home for wildlife for generations. Oak is a very hard timber and as such can last a very long time once utilised. The physical attributes of oak mean that it is incredibly versatile in the way that it can be manipulated using a multitude techniques to create beautiful colours and interesting textures.

Torn Akafi