Another manufacturer we appreciate at San Jose Hardwood Floors is Lauzon. Their strong commitment to environmentally friendly and high quality hardwood flooring make them a great resource for sustainable long-lasting floors in your home.
We love Lauzon’s commitment to sustainability! They offer a wide range of FSC-certified products, including their entire line of solid maple hardwood (classics collection). They also own and manage their own wood lots, adhering to the strict regulations of the Quebec Forest Act. In fact, they can guarantee consumers that no more than 30% of the trees per hectare are harvested at one time, over a 25-year rotation.
Lauzon’s hardwood floors are also a product of the company’s innovation; they even created the first hybrid sawmill in North America, which delivers 50% more yield on harvested wood. They are able to use 42% less wood overall and 80% less hardwood in their engineered hardwood flooring, and the company’s finishes are also eco-friendly, with no solvents and free of VOCs.
In addition to their sustainability efforts, what makes Lauzon’s hardwood floors so great? Here are 5 ways they stand out from other hardwood manufacturers:
- The Finish. Every single product includes Lauzon’s Polynium + with Titanium Traffic finish that’s known for its exceptional clarity and resistance to damage, in addition to allowing the wood’s original beauty & vibrancy to shine through, maintaining the hardwood flooring’s original appearance better than any other leading brand and keeping the surface easy to clean.
- Cleaner Cuts. Lauzon’s NextStep floors look like solid hardwood, despite being engineered, thanks to their dry solid-sawn process that maintains the natural color variations, consistency and beautiful grain of the wood species.
- Wide Planks. Due to the popularity of wide planks, Lauzon created a 5 3/16” flooring option in the NextStep line. They can even combine them with 3 1/4” planks for a stunning design option.
- Extra Options. Lauzon offers Micro-V and Square Edge options to allow the homeowner to add beautiful dimension and depth or flawless fit and seamless finish.
- Antimicrobial Protection. All of Lauzon’s hardwood flooring products come with scientifically-proven antimicrobial protection, Ultra-Fresh.