Environmental responsibility. Two humble words the team at Logs End does not take for granted. From our river-reclaimed heritage collection, an engineered collection, and a certified green new-growth hardwood collection, we manufacturer our products with nature, and the ecosystem, at heart.
Logs End flooring renews life on logs submerged in rivers, lakes and streams. Typically, underwater logging is done by machine process. While considered to be more cost-effective, the dragging technique is responsible for damage to our riverbeds. To avoid the destruction caused by machine log salvaging, Logs End employs a team of scuba divers. All our divers have a vested and dedicated interest in environmental responsibility. Instead of dragging the waterways, our team carefully secures each and every log to the boat by hand.
Environmental Responsibility – Log Salvaging
Studies have shown responsible log salvaging has an environmental benefit. By removing toxin emitting trees from the water, fish species are better thriving. Furthermore, areas with removed logs have seen riverbed improvements, as erosion and sediment relocation lessens. Finally, the natural nutrient levels in the water are raised, helping all forms of marine life flourish.
At Logs End, we take cues from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Québec’s Ministère de l’Environnement, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. We avoid all sensitive areas outlined by these organizations, and ensure our underwater logging practices foster proper environmental responsibility.
Partner with the Environment
If you are in the market for river-reclaimed wood flooring, explore not only the wood and finishes, but the environmental practices. Take time to compare manufacturers and ask questions. You can help shape the green homes of the future, by choosing wisely today.
Logs End is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at 1520 Triole Street. We invite you to visit our showroom from Monday to Friday, between 9:00am and 5:00pm. If you are not a resident of the National Capital Region, our river-reclaimed wood is distributed by premier wood flooring specialists across Canada. Please contact Logs End for assistance.