FLOOR FINDER

I feel deeply relaxed

My Dureco floor

ter Hürne floors for your healthy living environment

We create products that you come into contact with every day. They are an important part of your home. Our floors support the sense that you and your loved ones are in good hands. A healthy living environment is important in ensuring things stay that way.

At ter Hürne, we have a responsibility towards you for a healthy living environment. As such, we take it upon ourselves to equip our floors with the best possible characteristics to offer you precisely that: a healthy living environment.

DID YOU KNOW?

Sick building syndrome


Do you feel restless and weighed down? Do you have headaches throughout the day?

It could be a case of sick building syndrome, which happens if we spend too much time indoors. Wall coverings, furniture and the floor have a constant effect on us. What we inhale is what these products have previously exhaled. We are talking about emissions here. If products contain pollutants, these evaporate over time and are released into the indoor air. Improvements in building insulation reduce the exchange between internal and external air. The pollutants remain in the room for longer.

Do you also spend a lot of time at home?

Then look for materials that are low in emissions.

PLASTIC-FREE

The materials we use make it possible


Dureco consists almost entirely of wood and other organic materials. Every layer of the product’s structure contains healthy and sustainable components.

The healthy centrepiece of the floor is its compressed baseboard made from timber fibres. This is stabilised on the underside by a stabilising layer also made from wood fibres. The surface of the Dureco floor consists of resin, into which we mix the natural mineral corundum.

Dureco makes a sustainable contribution to a better carbon footprint in the same way as engineered hardwood flooring made from natural wood. One cubic metre of wood stores one tonne of CO². That helps to reduce the CO² levels in our atmosphere. Some of the wood in the baseboards comes from storm-damaged trees. These are thus put to good use and also continue to store CO².



4 natural layers


1. Top layer

We seal the surface with high-grade resin, into which we bind the natural mineral corundum.

2. Design layer

The design carrier consists of natural wood fibres, as does the baseboard.


3. Baseboard

The baseboard is the healthy centrepiece of the floor. We manufacture these from extremely dense wood fibres.

4. Backing layer

We even manufacture the wood pulp stabilising layer.
ANTIBACTERIAL

More than just clean

Spilled liquids, pets and the soles of your shoes transfer a wide variety of bacteria onto your floor.

Your floor not only looks beautiful, it remains clean and free of pathogens, because the special surface treatment reduces the growth of bacteria.

So your floor is more than clean.


OUR CONTRIBUTION TO YOUR HEALTHY HOME ENVIRONMENT

Not a trend but an attitude!


Our father greatly appreciated nature and the influence of wood on our health. Health is our greatest asset. This value is not simply a trendy topic for us, but an attitude that we embody every day.

To keep this relevant, , 20 years ago we brought in the eco-INSTITUT. It has the highest standard in the world for testing emissions and pollutants in products. It confirms to us that our products meet all the requirements for healthy living.

Our responsibility towards our customers drives us on to constantly invest in forward-looking technology. As such, we fulfil our promise to offer you the healthiest home environment floors on the market.

20 years ago, it wasn't about promoting the eco-INSTITUT seal, which was practically unknown to customers back then. Two decades ago, as today, we only the eco-INSTITUT for one reason only: to keep you and our children's world healthy.

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For your safety and ours

You come into close contact with your ter Hürne floor every day. Want it to be healthy and sustainable for you and your environment? Do you need to feel safe?

So do we!

To ensure safety, we are building on third-party assessments.

These independent institutions are the warranty of our products:

Blue Angel


Blue Angel provides guidance to everyone who shops consciously and who wants to be sure the products they buy are durable, energy-efficient and healthy.
Chancellor Angela Merkel

Blue Angel has been the German government's environmental label for more than 40 years. It guarantees "high standards for the protection of our environment and health – independently and credibly," says Svenja Schulze. She was appointed Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety on 14 March 2018. Starting from the selected material through to the finished product: Blue Angel continually checks our floors throughout their entire life cycle.

That’s good for you. Good for the environment.

Eco


eco-INTITUT was established as an independent, private enterprise in the 1980s. It is one of the most experienced German laboratories in the analysis of indoor air
for pollutants. We spend up to 90% of our lives in enclosed rooms. The quality of the air in the room determines our well-being and our health.

eco-INSTITUT tests our floors

  • for the entire manufacturing process
  • for the ingredients we use
  • for harmful ingredients such as plasticizers, heavy metals and pesticides
  • for toxic gases that escape
  • for smells

The eco-label certifies products that are low in emissions. Ensuring better indoor air for you.

VOC


VOC stands for volatile organic compound. Our homes and interiors are better insulated than they used to be. This means that substances that are in materials and evaporate remain in the indoor air for longer. Some of these substances have been proved to be harmful for our health.

Originating in France, the A+ to C label serves as an indication for the emissions of building products and interior furnishing materials.

The A+ label gives you and us a secure sense of healthy indoor air.

CARB 2

CARB is the acronym for the California Air Resources Board. It is a government commission of the US state of California. Seit 1967 verordnet dieses Beratungsgremium besonders strenge Gesetzesvorschläge zur Luftreinhaltung.

All certified ter Hürne floors conform to this strict standard.

FloorScore®


FloorScore® is the internationally recognised label for the limitation of indoor air emissions.

This label is awarded only to products that do not release any harmful compounds.

CE

CE stands for Conformité Européenne (European Conformity). With the CE mark, we declare that our products conform to all applicable EU regulations. The EU regulations comprise fire behaviour, formaldehyde emissions, VOC emissions and the presence of PCP and sustainability.
NACHHALTIGE FORSTWIRTSCHAFT

Because we need nature – and not the other way round

PEFC

PEFC can thought of as the inspection agency for our forests. It monitors the relationship between the logging of trees in forests and those that are growing back to replace them. Independent experts work for this organisation worldwide. They control the whole process chain – from the raw material to the floor covering. The PEFC protects our forests and preserves them for the world of our children.
DID YOU KNOW?

Trees are natural climate protectors

Trees are important for our climate. Their trees produce the oxygen that is essential to life. And they absorb and bind the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air. Every cubic metre of wood stores one tonne of CO². This CO² even remains bound if a construction material is made from the wood, such as a floor covering for example.

Building with wood thus helps to support the climate.