Wood flooring for interiors and the environment

In addition to the durability and quality, more and more the ecological safety of products moved into the focus of the population and contributes to the conscious decision to buy. Picking up on this trend the Technical University of Munich worked out life cycle assessments for wooden flooring according to DIN EN ISO 14040 – up to DIN EN ISO 14 043.


Summing up, it is said that "the environmental impact of wood floors are very low," 1. This is founded in the long lifetime of the timber floor, furthermore wooden pavement ranks among the longest-used floor coverings. The stored carbon dioxide (CO2) during the growth of released during the production of wood flooring patch only partially and remains predominantly stored in the wood.


Also in relation to the laying of wood blocks, the picture has changed. The time is over to use tarry bitumen coats to bonding the material. Now it is in most cases a PU dispersion glue, water-based adhesives and adhesives in accordance GISCODE D1 2 for installation materials.


1 Holzforschung München – HFM, Technische Universität München: Ökobilanzierung Holzfußböden; 2. überarbeitete Auflage, August 2002, München

2 GIS - Gefahrstoff-Informations-System; D1 Lösemittelfreie Dispersions-Verlegewerkstoffe


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