The forests of our Peruvian decking and wood tiles are called "Madre de Dios" - in English "Mother of God". The wood from this Amazon region is characterized by its particular hardness and resilience.
However, only a fraction of the wood harvested in Madre de Dios comes from sustainable forestry. Responsible management of primary forests is significantly more complex, expensive and strictly regulated than non-certified management.
We are therefore particularly careful with our Peruvian wood. Only when independent controls by non-governmental organizations certify the sustainability of the forest and its management do we have it transported to the sawmill near Lima.