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From forest to the interior: The journey of wood

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From forest to the interior: The journey of wood


March 31st, 2023

Session Synopsis

While the benefits of using timber for interiors – its versatility, durability, aesthetic appeal, capacity to contribute to human wellness, and so on – are well understood, how this material makes it from the forest and into our projects should be considered when specifying.

Timber products vary in terms of the type of wood, where they were grown, how they were harvested and manufactured. In turn, they differ in terms of not just appearance and performance, but sustainability.

This CPD Live session steps through the above as well as considerations once the product gets to the specifying stage. Titled ‘From Forest to The Interior – The Journey of Wood’ it is intended to outline the issues relating to forestry, the importance of sustainable certification and the key considerations when specifying timber, to enable you to make the best-informed choices for your next project.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Outline the various benefits of timber flooring as compared to alternatives.
  • Explain the ways that variations in factors like timber species, grade, harvesting, and processing have on the appearance and performance of finished flooring products.
  • Explain the ways that variation in these factors have on the sustainability of finished flooring products.
  • Identify the best timber flooring choices for different design briefs and different applications.

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