Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring is a Canadian-based floor manufacturer that was founded in 1985. It has very high standards of quality and wood milling practices. They consider themselves to be a leader in the premium hardwood flooring industry. If you are looking to do your floors and price is a factor, this company is going to be amongst the more expensive options.
Social and Environmental Practices
Honesty and integrity are the values that are paramount to their business practices. They are a company who looks for continuous improvement and are very flexible. This is what they feel gives them their edge and is going to make them successful. Lauzon believes in paying all their employees fairly, even the laborers working in their forests.
This Quebec company boasts an ISO 9001:2001 certification awarded to them in 2001. Lauzon was the first North American flooring company to receive this certificate. In 2011, they received another certificate, an ISO 9001–2008 of their operation in Quebec. In 2000, the Canadian government made LAUZON a finalist in the Canada Export Awards of Excellence.
Lauzon owns forests in eastern Canada. There, they only selectively cut from mature forests. When it comes to their forestry practices, they collaborate with local municipalities, native communities and regional wildlife workers.
Lauzon also has a unique sawmill which utilises more of the tree than a typical sawmill. This means less trees are cut down to make their wood floors. They even use their own sawdust and wood shavings to power their kilns and heat their plants. No additional energy is required from the grid. They use only recycled wood energy. They have a “No waste” policy.
On a social level, they work with charities like Children’s Make a Wish Foundation, the United Way, and the Alzheimer Society. Lauzon also proudly supports budding artists and young athletes.
Unique Features of Lauzon Engineered Wood Floors
Titanium Finish with Pure Genius
This is a product that is a light-activated, air-purifying agent made of Titanium Dioxide in Lauzon’s titanium floor finishes. Light breaks down toxic substances like VOCs on contact and converts them into safe molecules. This technology in the floor finish is working all the time even making the air in the room 85% cleaner. This titanium finish is made without solvents, VOCs and formaldehyde.
Polynium+ with Sunshield
In 2002, Polynium+ was invented. This is a treatment that slows down the yellowing process of wood floors.
Their revolutionary polymerized titanium finish as well as Polynium+with Titanium Traffic have made this company a key player on the global stage in the worldwide flooring industry.
This floor finish was invented in 2005. It has a 5 year warranty and is designed for light commercial use.
After creating this superb finish, they decided to combine it with Polynium+ making an incredibly strong wood floor finish.
In 1999, the NextStep Collection was introduced. This was a big engineering feat where the elegance of solid-sawn hardwood surface combined with a unique milling process gave rise to a very durable wood floor.
This company is fantastic. Social and environmental responsibility are at the heart of this company. Coupled with this ethic is a superior wood floor product. Lauzon’s innovative technologies make their floors both durable and healthier.
Lauzon Flooring Reviewed by Wood Floor Doctor on July 5 . Environmentally sustainable, extremely durable wood. Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring is committed to working from forest to floor. With impressive technological advancements that make this company stand out, their floors are extremely well made and very durable. Rating: 5