Hevea brasiliensis. At University Loft Company, we also refer to this tree as Environmentally Farmed Timber. We selected Hevea brasiliensis for our solid wood and wood products because of its many qualities. It’s green friendly. It’s strong. It’s durable. It’s beautiful. Here are 4 reasons University Loft uses environmentally farmed timber.
It is Green
One of the reasons we use Environmentally Farmed Timber is because of how useful it is to our natural world. Throughout their 25-30 year lifespan, they yields latex for a variety of uses. When the latex production becomes low, the trees are cleared and new ones are planted. Rather than polluting the air by burning them, the wood is used for furniture and other items.
It Is Strong
This wood is very strong. In independent tests done on strength, Hevea is proven stronger than Northern Red Oak. It is also resistant to fungus, bacteria and mold. We like that.
It is Durable
University Loft uses hardwood so that our furniture will a long lifespan. Our furniture has gone through hurricanes and floods. They may have gotten wet but they remained standing.
It is Beautiful
Mostly a lighter tone, the grain has personality with swirls and lines. Of course you can order your furniture in stains and finishes which can add to the beauty of this fine wood.
Have a look at some of our solid wood products by viewing our catalogs. If you see something you like or have a question, you can contact us or give us a call at 800-423-LOFT (5638). A skilled University Loft representative will be available to help you. If you need something quick, we can ship orders at short notice. We would love your business, so have a look around.
Founder and CEO, James N. Jannetides says, “We are a company with ethics. Integrity is more than a word. We manufacture furniture the right way.” As a leader in the furniture industry, University Loft is honored to live by a high standard of ethics that continue to bring innovative ideas for university furniture, off-campus housing, apartment furnishings and military housing.
Until next time ~ Ginger Bock