Where does the wood for solid wood floors come from?

SECA, the company behind the FEEL WOOD solid wood flooring brand, can look back on a long and successful history. Since its foundation in 1915, it has developed from a small frame sawmill into an internationally networked timber industry. Despite its growth, SECA continues to pursue a strategy of organic growth, focussing on sustainability and resource protection.

The raw material processed by SECA comes from both hardwood and softwood. Both types of wood are certified by recognised international certification systems for sustainable forest management – either FSC or PEFC. These certificates not only document the sustainability of the wood used, but also make it possible to trace its origin. Thanks to this careful selection of our raw material sources, we can ensure that we do not destroy any forests or contribute to deforestation. We support forestry companies and sawmills that are actively committed to preserving and protecting forests.

Origin of FEEL WOOD wood types

Origin plays a major role in the quality and sustainability of our products. Each individual type of wood has its own history, which is closely linked to its country of origin. Let’s take a look at the different countries of origin and why they are important for our high-quality solid wood flooring:

Sweden is the home of Nordic spruce, one of the most popular wood species for our products. The Swedish forests offer ideal climatic conditions for the growth of this robust tree species. The high proportion of needles makes the wood particularly resistant to external influences.

Finland, on the other hand, is home to Nordic pine, whose characteristic grain and vibrant colour make it a special eye-catcher. The Finnish climate ensures that this tree species grows slowly and thus achieves a high density – perfect for long-lasting solid wood flooring.

Larch and stone pine
Austria supplies us with both native larch and alpine stone pine. The native larch is characterised by its warm colour. Alpine stone pine, on the other hand, is known for its pleasant fragrance and its calming effect on the human organism.

The Siberian and Canadian larch is native to the northern regions of Siberia and Canada, where temperatures are significantly colder. Due to these extreme conditions, it grows more slowly than other tree species. This slow growth rate results in close annual rings, which give the wood exceptional strength. The thick structure of the wood makes Siberian and Canadian larch a popular choice for solid wood flooring.

Ultimately, Hungary has provided European oak as well as European red oak and European ash. These types of wood are characterised by their distinctive grain and warm colour tone, which gives them a timeless beauty.

The origin of our FEEL WOOD wood species shows not only our global connection, but also our commitment to quality and sustainability. Each piece of wood tells its own story – from the forests of Scandinavia to the mountains of Austria.

It is important to us that our customers know that when they buy our FEEL WOOD solid wood flooring, they are not only getting a high-quality product, but are also helping to protect the environment. Because only by making sustainable decisions today we can ensure a positive future for generations to come.