A SUSTAINABLE FLOORING SOLUTION
Wood is naturally low in embodied carbon, a renewable resource that does not produce waste or pollution. We are committed to manufacturing solid wood flooring that stays true to nature. Caring for the environment is central to our business, and always has been. As far back as the 1930s when the company was founded, Flemming Juncker replanted trees to ensure forests were thriving - an environmentalist before his time.
As we work towards a net zero carbon future every part of a design is scrutinised according to its environmental impact, its longevity and its ability to be recycled and disposed of without harming the atmosphere. Specifying a Junckers floor represents a sustainable choice. Our aim is to simplify the specification process by offering a flooring option with full environmental credentials.
A FLOOR WITH A LONG LIFESPAN
Every Junckers floorboard is made of strong and durable solid hardwood. With a lifespan of 60+ years, a Junckers floor comfortably falls into the criteria for longevity set out by RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge. A long life means less waste to manage and ultimately, lower demands on natural resources. A Junckers floor also scores highly on another target set by the RIBA – wellbeing. Junckers floors carry the Danish Indoor Climate label, recognised by BREEAM, and have undergone extensive degassing and odour tests to ensure there are no chemical substances in the flooring which adversely affect the air quality in the room. In addition, wood helps keep and even temperature in a room and minimises electrical static. Light coloured floor finishes such as ash, beech and Nordic oak enhance daylighting and reduce overheating.
FLOOR FOR EVERY PROJECT
For commercial, residential, sports projects and public buildings, there is a sustainable Junckers flooring solution for every project. For new buildings as well as ideal for upgrading existing buildings with an environmentally sound flooring option, Junckers offers a choice of versatile installation methods for refurbishments, including levelling batten systems which allow screeds to be omitted, popular for listed buildings and heritage projects. Junckers floors are also recommended for projects which are built for disassembly as they are easy to lift and reuse. Many a Junckers floor takes on a new lease of life when re-fitted as a reclaimed floor. A sand and seal will bring an old floor right back to pristine condition, ready for use for many more years.
CERTIFICATES AND BUILDING SCHEMES
Even though Junckers has always been ahead of its time in caring for the environment, having the right company policies and practices is not enough. We recognise the need to provide independent evidence to clients and designers. We have achieved independent accreditation by a number of international schemes including FSC®, PEFC™ and ISO 14001. We have also had independent product testing carried out for VOCs and our products' effect on indoor environment under CDPH standards and the Danish Indoor Climate Label scheme and have completed EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) for our floors. These certificates are an important tool for designers who are designing buildings to the high environmental standards required under BREEAM, LEED, WELL and DGNB schemes.
JUNCKERS THROUGH TIME
Caring for the climate and the environment is part of every floor we make. The sustainability agenda pushes, inspires, and questions us, whether we are rethinking production methods, making use of by-products, supporting the timber industry, or adding to our environmental credentials. Responsible forestry and sustainability have been part of our DNA since 1930.
WOOD IS NATURE'S STROKE OF PURE GENIUS
Wood is nature's stroke of pure genius. Wood is the world’s most environmentally friendly material. There are a lot of reasons why wood is great as a building material - it has the ability to absorb carbon from the air and store it, it is easy to recycle, and it can be used for a wide variety of applications.