Hand Grade Cradle to Cradle Certified
A first for New Zealand – the only Cradle-to Cradle certified wood flooring. Hand Grade. Designed for the most prestigious of projects, the latest engineered range comprises of extra-large boards that offer impressive proportions of almost ½ m in width and up to 4m in length.
A high quality, high performance, pre-finished board, Hand Grade is offered in eight distinctive finishes to ensure a perfect fit for any residential or commercial flooring project, from blackened hue of Consul, to the rich warm tones of Galway. Expertly manufactured in Europe using a superior triple layer construction, a birch ply core is encased between two panels of FSC-certified European oak, the top layer of which comes in a choice of two surfaces. One is a 19mm thick plank with micro-bevelled edges and a smooth sanded appearance, the other a sculpted, rounded-edge board with a textured and highly characterful appearance. Both options showcase the natural beauty, colour variations and grains of the wood’s surface, resulting in a floor covering that is as striking as it is practical. The extra-large planks are finished with Hardwax oil to help create a more durable and resistant surface. These oils are also micro-porous and water repellent, protecting the wood whilst also further enhancing the beauty of its natural characteristics. The sheer size of these innovative planks sets it apart from the rest. Not only offering a truly luxury finish for residential and contract properties, the engineered construction ensures that it is as practical as it is stunning and the entire collection is suitable for use over underfloor heating.
This is the first Bronze Cradle to Cradle Certified™ product to be sold in New Zealand. The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories — material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.