Forest Trees


Now is the time where greater emphasis has been put on architects and designers to make more sustainable choices through material selection.

Continue reading this blog to find out more about SanFoot® Real Wood Veneer and how it is one of the most environmentally friendly wood products that needs to be considered for your next project.

Sustainable built environment

A natural resource

Wood is the only building product that is renewable, sustainable, and constantly growing in one’s lifetime.

When trees are harvested to make wood products, virtually all parts of the tree are used, eliminating any waste. Once the product has reached the end of its life cycle, it can be easily recycled.

Not all wood products are equally eco-friendly, so what makes wood veneer different?


What is wood veneer?

SanFoot® is made using real wood, selected from biodiverse and healthy managed forests. The wood is cut into layers and bonded to an underlayer. To create the product SanFoot® Real Wood Veneer, we use our technology of slicing thin veneer which enables us to maximise yields by approximately 300%. From an environmental perspective this slicing technology means that the same volume of real wood veneer that once came from three trees now only requires one!

Our approach encompasses the Japanese Mottainai culture, an idea of respecting resources and not wasting them, along with an inherent recognition of their value.

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FSC® certified

SanFoot® species are available to order as FSC® certified*, meeting the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council®. We are proud to be an FSC® certified company, playing our part to address the climate crisis and adapt for climate change.

Bringing natural elements inside

Making sustainable choices is a driving factor in the built environment but more recently there has been an emphasis on thinking about the individuals using the space and striking a balance to achieve true and lasting aesthetics.

By understanding the types of environments that enable humans to thrive—and by incorporating these elements into building design – architects, engineers, developers, and sustainability consultants can actively seek to promote human health and well-being in the design of all types of spaces through Biophilia.

With self-care and well-being practices being at the forefront of everyone’s minds more recently, introducing rich natural elements of trees and nature within working environments through SanFoot® Real Wood Veneer can generate a multitude of positive emotions, such as calmness, joy, creativity and can facilitate concentration. The material offers the combinations of a sustainable solution with impactful aesthetics.

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Wood Solution Partner of Choice

Inspired Surfaces are creative partners and suppliers of specification-led interior products.

Working in collaboration with Architects, Designers, and Specifiers we recognise the importance of making more sustainable choices through material selection. We offer a diverse portfolio of innovative and contemporary products including an environmentally wood solution through SanFoot® Real Wood Veneer.

For an environmentally friendly wood solution, think SanFoot® Real Wood Veneer for architecturally inspired interiors. Visit our dedicated product web page to discover SanFoot® Real Wood Veneer today.

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*When ordering FSC® certified materials please ensure this is requested on your purchase order as availability on FSC® certified material may vary.