The first step towards biocompatibility is the choice of a pure and certified raw material: wood.
The true sap of all our floors. For your next Fiemme Tremila floor you can count on a unique selection of woods – from the territorial varieties to the rarest imported woods. The PEFCTM (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) and FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certifications always guarantee a responsible choice: a raw material that comes exclusively from forests cultivated according to sustainable and environmentally-friendly plans.
Spruce of Fiemme
It grows in the northern hemisphere. It is one of the most long-lived plants in the world, so much so that in Sweden a 9950-year-old specimen, the oldest living organism on the planet, has been discovered. Very resistant to the cold, it grows in dense forests, surrounded by its peers. In Italy, the prince is the spruce of Fiemme valley which is protected by a millenary body, the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme.
Cultivated in the regions of Central Europe, it is the pioneer of the mountains. It is the first tree to settle on new ground, it prefers a lot of light and exposure to the sun. A tenacious and solitary type that, thanks to its deep roots, resists the most violent wind. A resinous, strong and hard wood. For centuries its trunks have been used for the construction of houses, stables and barns.
It is the tree of health. It has been scientifically proven that the substances emitted by its resins have therapeutic effects – they slow the heartbeat and help to relax. It lives in the high mountains and prefers areas over 1800 mt, often exceeding the limit of the forest. It is a lover of light and cold and, thanks to its characteristics, it can withstand glacial temperatures.
A majestic tree. In Italy, it is grows in the pre-alpine valleys and in the Apennines. Its wood is good for various uses, from the wine ageing barrels to the shipbuilding. It is also the most widely used wood for floors thanks to its strength, the possibility of selecting its fibre and the ease of colouring.
Widespread in Europe, in Italy it is cultivated especially in Campania. It prefers sunny areas sheltered from the wind. It loves to live alone. Due to its majestic size and longevity, we can consider it the king of fruit trees. Its wood is a riot of warm and changing colours, shades that from the bright blond sink into the deepest browns. A wood of great value.
It originates in North America, imported into Europe for cultivation. It is a medium-sized walnut. The term 'Canaletto' derives from the great visibility of the internal channels carrying chlorophyll. Compared to the European walnut, its colour is more homogeneous: the planks are deep brown, with no lighter parts.
It grows in Central and Southern Europe. It is imposing and elegant. It can reach a height of up to 30 metres. It loves uncultivated land and sunny areas at not too high altitudes. Its colour is similar to that of the oak, but with more brilliant knots and grains – from gold to brown with particular grey/greenish streaks. It represents an alternative of inestimable value.
It is a tree present throughout Europe, despite being sporadic and demanding. It loves sunny locations, prefers wetlands near springs or watercourses. For the Celts, it was a symbol of rebirth and transformation. It grows slender, without side branches, which is why its wood has very few knots. Its particular dark-on-light stripes makes its surface very varied.
The most prized variety is native to Southeast Asia, particularly Indochina. It grows in the rainforest. Thanks to its compact and oily fibre, it is very resistant, which is why it is also used outdoors. The colouring has shades ranging from dark brown to brown/greenish brown to black. Through the oxidation, it tends to become more homogeneous.
It is present in North America, it prefers mesophilic woods, but also grows spontaneously along watercourses and canyons. It can live for up to two centuries and loves sunlight, which makes it grow faster. The bark, if scratched, smells of bitter almonds. It has numerous shades ranging from golden brown to red and is slightly darker than the European one.
Originally from North America, where it formed pure forests, it was imported to the old continent at the beginning of the 17th century, at the behest of J. Robin, curator of the botanical garden of the King of France. Characterized by red, golden and orange shades, it has a thin and compact fibre, with surprising hardness. Very flexible, it does not deform and resists well to humidity.