Beautiful, Responsible, Enduring

Hearthwood: Sustainable Wood Flooring

As a Tennessee-made, family-owned business, Hearthwood seeks to create long-lasting, sustainable wood wood flooring. As part of a generational legacy, we understand our responsibility to the environment over the long term. Due to the lengthy growth cycles of hardwood timber, family-owned operations are often the best stewards of the forests, protecting them with management plans that span across generations. We are committed to preserving our natural resources because our future, and yours, depends on it.

Real Hardwood: Crafted To Last For Generations

Families who enjoy the comfort and ambience that real hardwood flooring creates in a space can rest assured knowing that Hearthwood water resistant wood flooring products are made from sustainably harvested wood, contribute to healthy indoor air quality, and are constructed by true craftsmen.

Domestic Trees

Hearthwood sustainable wood flooring is made exclusively from US timber that is grown within the framework of the Responsible Procurement Program. Hearthwood’s home state of Tennessee has the highest hardwood regrowth rate in the country, and every state where hardwood timber is grown is in a positive growth cycle. In fact, the U.S. as a whole now has 50% more hardwood volume growing than we did just 50 years ago! Hearthwood is committed to using logs from trees grown in sustainably managed US forests, where more trees are growing than are being cut down. This practice not only prevents lasting damage to our ecosystem, but it also dramatically reduces shipping distances to create a minimized carbon footprint. Many other wood floors are manufactured overseas from American raw materials and are then shipped back to the US market – a practice that involves multiple transoceanic trips and comes with a tremendous carbon footprint.

Efficient Use of Raw Materials

Hearthwood’s water resistant wood flooring  makes the most efficient use of precious American trees. Our durable planks are created by pressing 5 layers of real hardwood into a panel construction, which allows for 100% use of each log and a provides a more efficient yield per log than the manufacture of solid hardwood flooring. This process also makes for a more dimensionally stable and indentation resistant real hardwood planks, ensuring a long long product life for every floor. Sawdust that is created as a byproduct of production is sold to companies that use it to encapsulate industrial hazardous waste, ensuring every part of the log is used and not wasted.

Nontoxic Stains and Adhesives

Breathe easy when you install real hardwood flooring by Hearthwood. In addition to our commitment to responsible use of trees, we promote healthy indoor air quality by using only low-emitting stains and adhesives in the construction of every plank. Our hardwood floor finishes are made from water or UV-based stains that are nontoxic, and we construct our plywood panel with adhesive that does not contain any added formaldehyde. Hearthwood sustainable wood floors comply with the most stringent requirements in the flooring industry and have achieved Indoor Advantage Gold certification by SCS, qualifying them for LEED credit. The use of these safe ingredients ensure that our real hardwood floors do not emit harmful VOC’s into your home or the environment at any point in their life cycle. Hearthwood’s commitment to the health and safety of our employees and your family is our most important promise.

Indoor Advantage Gold Certification

All Hearthwood water resistant wood flooring products have achieved the Indoor Advantage Gold certification for building materials. The Indoor Advantage Gold certification assures that building material products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict indoor air quality (IAQ) chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). One of the built environment’s most trusted assurances of indoor environmental quality, Indoor Advantage Gold helps contribute to the LEED v4 standard in the Indoor Environmental Quality category, along with several other building schemes including BREEAM, WELL Building, and Living Building Challenge. It also aligns with both ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 and X7.1 and CA 01350. To be certified, products must be tested by independent labs for compliance with CDPH/EHLB Standard Method V1‐1 for VOC emissions of concerns. (Paints, coatings, sealants and adhesives must also meet VOC content requirement in addition to the IAQ emission standard). Click here for more information.

Certifications and Standards

Every real hardwood panel that we make is third-party verified for EPA TSCA Title VI and CARB compliance, making our sustainable wood flooring available for sale in states with the most stringent emission restrictions. With a consistent track record of acing indoor air quality tests for formaldehyde emissions, we were granted this certification. Upon renewal, we made another leap in the right direction by extending the certification to include products with HDF core materials.

As a family business, the safety of your family and our employees is of the utmost importance. We are the only hardwood flooring manufacturer who has achieved stringent EF 2012 Flooring Standard certification that speaks to the quality and repeatability of our manufacturing process.

Under the well-respected American National Standard for Engineered Wood Flooring, we were subject to internationally accredited third-party testing and inspection programs. This ensures a thorough assessment that demonstrates we have met each and every specification in the industry. Some considered factors within the HPVA Laboratories program include:

  • Annual audits of quality control systems
  • Inspection of manufacturing facilities
  • Third-party product evaluations
  • Accredited performance testing

Through meticulous, rigid testing of our water resistant wood flooring products to analyze dimensions and tolerance, formaldehyde emissions, glue bond delamination and more, we are granted this certification. By hitting the mark every time we are not only validating our products and process, but we are also able to continue to grow, innovate, and expand.

We are honored members of the following industry organizations:

Hearthwood Floors - Certified Indoor Air Quality Seal SCS Global Services
Hearthwood Floors - Made in Tennessee
Hearthwood Floors - Certified NWFA Verified Seal