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How our wood gets to Europe

Our Decking boards, Cutting boards, Wooden tiles and countertops We import from various countries in Asia and Latin America. We ensure that every piece of wood can be traced back to its origin and that high social and ecological standards are maintained.

From now on we are giving our customers a look behind the scenes. In our section Origin the forests and plantations of the six countries from which we import our wood can be visited.

TRANSPARENT, FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE

We show from which forest the Cumaru decking boards in Peru come and how the people in Colombia who make our teak decking boards live. We also explain the meaning and operation of the different certificates for each origin. The path of the wood can be traced on a map: from the forest, via the sawmill to the export port, across the ocean and the Rhine shipping to our warehouse. We calculate the CO2 emissions of the transport and offset this with a Reforestation project in Bolivia.

WOOD FROM BRAZIL

Our certified woods from Brazil are processed on the Rio Para. However, the massive illegal excavation in the region requires particularly strict controls here.

Location: Belem
Certificates: FSC 100%, GFTN, Rainforest Alliance, STTC
Types of wood: teak, cumaru, mandioqueira
Products: worktops, substructure, decking
Distance: 8.700 kilometers
VISIT BRAZIL

WOOD FROM BOLIVIA

Our Garapa wood and Cumaru beams come from the Bolivian region of Santa Cruz and carry the FSC® 100% certificate for responsible forest management.

Location: Department of Santa Cruz
Certificates: FSC 100%, GFTN, Rainforest Alliance, STTC
Wood type: Garapa, Cumaru
Products: decking boards
Distance: 13.300 kilometers
VISIT BOLIVIA

WOOD FROM INDONESIA

The teak from Indonesia has the longest journey behind it: the wood covers 17.500 kilometers on its journey, across the Indian Ocean and through the Suez Canal.

Location: Jombang
Certificates: GFTN, Rainforest Alliance, STTC
Type of wood: teak
Products: parquet, decking
Distance: 17.500 kilometers
VISIT INDONESIA

WOOD FROM COLOMBIA

The workers on the Colombian plantation live in the village of Aracataca, where the Nobel Prize winner for literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez comes from and was the model for his novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.

Location: Aracataca
Certificates: FSC-100%, GFTN, Rainforest Alliance, STTC
Type of wood: teak
Products: decking boards
Distance: 8.800 kilometers
VISIT COLOMBIA

WOOD FROM VIETNAM

Our teak garden furniture, panels, cutting boards and planks in 125mm width come from a certified sawmill in Vietnam.

Location: Binh Duong
Certificates: FSC-100%, SGS, GFA, STTC
Type of wood: teak
Products: Cutting boards, chopping blocks, furniture and floorboards
Distance: 12.000 kilometers
VISIT VIETNAM

WOOD FROM PERU

The Cumaru decking boards from Peru have to cross the Andes and through the Panama Canal. The El Nino weather phenomenon makes transport particularly complicated every autumn and winter.

Location: Madre Dios
Certificates: FSC-100%, GFTN, Rainforest Alliance, STTC
Types of wood: Cumaru, Garapa, Massaranduba
Products: wooden tiles, decking, substructure
Distance: 13.300 kilometers
VISIT PERU

If you want to know more about our projects and the concept of Betterwood If you want to find out more, visit our section Environment – or simply ask us. We would be happy to tell you what sets us apart from other wood traders.

from 37,70 

(290,00  / 1 m²)
excl. Shipping

from 11,50 

Cumaru decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €70 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ best durability ✓ particularly robust and scratch-resistant

Disadvantages: ✗ partly rough surface ✗ high power development

Tip: Sand the floorboards after they have been exposed to the weather for the first time.

from 9,80 

Garapa decking boards, FSC 100%
Price from: €65 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ homogeneous, light color

Disadvantages: ✗ Substances containing iron lead to discoloration ✗ Unscrewed tends to warp

Tip: Patio cleaning removes discoloration and
Professional interim storage avoids delay.

from 9,10 

Jatoba decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €65 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ strong color and grain

Disadvantages:✗ unoiled tendency to crack ✗ colored ingredients wash out

Tip: Clean and oil decking boards after installation.

from 6,80 

Teak decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €130 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ Best durability and dimensional stability ✓ Lowest risk of cracks and splinters

Disadvantages: ✗ relatively expensive ✗ not very long boards

Tip: Lay decking boards together.

6,50 

Garapa wood tiles, FSC 100%
Price: €72 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ homogeneous, light color

Disadvantages: ✗ Ferrous substances lead to discolouration

Tip: Patio cleaning removes discoloration

6,50 

Jatoba wood tiles, FSC 100%
Price from: €72 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ strong color and grain

Disadvantages:✗ unoiled tendency to crack ✗ colored ingredients wash out

Tip:Clean and oil tiles after installation.

7,50 

Teak wood tiles, FSC 100%
Price: €83 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages:✓ Best durability and dimensional stability ✓ Lowest risk of cracks and splinters

Disadvantages: ✗ slightly more expensive

Tip: Terrace oil is not necessary if silvering is desired.

25,95 

excl. Shipping

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