Each month, Dovetail will spotlight one of our eco-friendly flooring collections. Our November spotlight is Ted Todd.
What makes Ted Todd eco-friendly?
Ted Todd believe it’s their responsibility to know where their timber comes from. If their suppliers can’t prove its origin, or that it’s sourced in accordance with their strict environmental and ethical policy, they won’t deal with them. In fact, 95% of their wood is FSC® and PEFC certified.
Wooden floors offer a variety of environmental benefits. First, are 100% natural, renewable and biodegradable. Second, they have low VOC levels. VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, which are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. They include a variety of chemicals than can cause both short and long-term health effects. Therefore, wooden floors are far more environmentally friendly. Finally, they have a longer lifespan than carpet and vinyl tiles, so there is less waste.
It’s ironic that so many man-made products made from laminate, vinyl and ceramic floors now go to great length to copy a wood look. However all of these floors totally miss the point of a natural wood floor: they last for generations and you do not send them to landfill when they look tired.
What collections do Ted Todd offer?
The Project Collection is affordable, versatile and oh-so-chic. Available in a huge range of tones, from modern grey pebble to rich chestnut brown, you have plenty of choice. This Project Collection is made with 15mm-thick European Oak, with three-layer construction and a 4mm hardwood wear layer, so your floor is durable, long-lasting and easy to maintain.
The Warehouse Collection pairs the herringbone and wide plank format with beautiful open grain patterns. The result? A trendsetting, modern, and brilliantly practical flooring collection. It is built to stand the test of time with its durable construction and long-lasting hardened oil finish. Available in 15mm-thick European Oak, with a three-layer construction and 4mm hardwood wear layer.
The Foundation Collection fuses a traditional construction with contemporary styles. Made with European Oak, this robust construction has a 4mm hardwood wear layer paired with first quality birch plywood. This collection is the most solid and sturdy of all the Ted Todd hardwood floors.
The Classic Collection are a modern take on the original Ted Todd solid floorboards. Sleek, sturdy and chic, they are made with 100% hardwood, and is engineered for greater stability with European Oak and Birch plywood. These extra-thick wood floors are the perfect choice for durability and design.
The Strada Collection has 12 coats of lacquer for a scratch-resistant, easy to maintain finish. Its the perfect choice for demanding environments! It comes in a wide range of tones and is crafted using 20mm thick, two-ply European Oak, with a generous 6mm wear layer.
The Signature Solids Collection is breathtaking and sturdy, available in a wide range of rich tones, and is crafted in stunning 20mm European Oak, Pitch Pine or American Black Walnut. The collection has a 6-8mm wear layer to ensure every floor is infinitely durable and easy to maintain.
The Pattern & Panels Collection are of the most versatile and exciting collections from Ted Todd. Featuring herringbone, chevron, squares and panels, this collection suits every interior—from rustic rooms to contemporary open-plan spaces. Made with European Oak or Walnut, the floors are made with 10-20mm thick wood, including two-ply and solid options, and a 4 or 6mm wear layers.
The Create Collection lets you design your very own flooring! Use planks, herringbone, chevron or squares on their own, or combine them together using our unique pattern system. All of the formats have been designed to combine, so you can design patterns using four formats and ten tones. This collection is made of 100% oak and this gives superior stability.