Oak trees grow one millimeter a year. Each tree takes an average of 180 years to reach its final growth stage. It takes generations to reach adulthood. This long-drawn coming-of-age is why the oak tree lends itself to such veneration and respect. It has many names: The Mighty Oak, The Wise Oak, the King of the Forest.
It has, and will, see more than any of us can lay claim to.
The Oak has its place in legend as well. Ancient Celts used to honour the Oak for its endurance and noble presence. The Greeks believed that the same way Zeus’ voice was heard in thunder; it was heard in the rustling of oak leaves.
Should something so grand, so steeped in mystery and veneration, be given mere fleeting consideration?
At Khayeri, we truly value wood as one of nature’s best and most extraordinary materials, and our outstanding European-engineered white oak flooring collections directly reflect those beliefs. Khayeri uses rare and beautiful hardwood solely for the surface layer. In order to be environmentally-friendly, the support layer is made using a quicker growth wood – like Baltic Birch or Nordic Pine – or high-density fibreboard for structural stability. We capture nature’s beauty while minimizing our ecological footprint and letting the trees continue on in deep slumber.
But sustainability covers more than footprint; protecting the air we breathe is equally as important.
Khayeri offers many sophisticated wood finishes including natural oils, pigmented oils and aluminum oxide finishes amongst others. These finishes are completely free of Volatile Organic Compounds. A VOC-free finish means that the hardwood floor does not produce any solvents and other compounds that evaporate into the air and contribute to the formation of an unclean and unhealthy environment. Throughout our process, from sourcing the wood through till the finishes, Khayeri is committed to protecting natural resources and the environment.
In addition to flooring, a sustainable home needs to have a reduced energy consumption. It’s important to install quality windows that provide excellent insulation. Window coverings, blinds drapes and carpets are all excellent thermal insulators.
It’s about cherishing the ground we all share.
Nature is the true artist and at Khayeri, the genius is in the design.
Inspiration deserves our deepest, highest respect.