REUSING JUNCKERS FLOORING
We have introduced a new scheme to help make sure as many of our solid wood floors as possible are reused and repurposed instead of ending up on landfill sites.
Our Buy Back Scheme will give hundreds of square metres of flooring a new lease of life every year, contributing towards a more circular economy.
The Buy Back Scheme works in two ways. It helps customers to find a floor when they are looking for a reclaimed floor for their project. Also, when a flooring contractor is lifting an old Junckers floor it connects the contractor with a reclaimed flooring specialist who will reclaim the floor and remove it from site ready to be sold on and installed in a new home.
The long life of a Junckers floor
Flooring made in solid wood is well-known for its long lifespan. It can be sanded and refinished many times to restore it to as-new condition. Junckers oak, beech and maple floors are designed and made to last for generations, even a well-used sports floor has a lifespan of 60+ years. When a Junckers floor is replaced, it can be lifted with ease without causing damage to the floorboards. It can then be repurposed as a floor in a new location, in a home, restaurant, workspace or bar, for example.
Reuse and renew
When the floor is installed in its new setting, it can either be sanded and refinished with an oil or lacquer to make it look good as new. Junckers’ own-produced woodcare range is ideal, with a wide choice of natural colours and finishes available as both primers and oils.
The reclaimed floor can also be installed without being refinished, with the old line markings if it used to be a sports floor left intact. This option gives an entirely different, individual-looking style.
Good for the environment
Giving a wooden floor a new lease of life benefits the environment in more ways than one. Not only does it reduce landfill and contribute to a circular economy, it also keeps carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, a crucial element in the fight to combat climate change. As a tree grows, it absorbs CO2 through a process known as photosynthesis. Wood continues to keep harmful CO2 out of the atmosphere even when made into a product such as flooring.
Wood is the only building material that has the natural ability to absorb carbon from the air and store it; a naturally renewable resource that does not produce waste or pollution.