Veneer Responsibility

Veneer Responsibility

Marlite selects only veneers that are of the highest quality, with standards beyond AWI's premium AA grade. FSC® certified material is available only through the Marlite Main Headquarters in Dover, Ohio.

Harvesting Premium Wood Veneer Trees and Nurturing Forest Growth

Marlite provides a vast selection of premium wood veneers and harvests only select trees in areas where reforestation, endangered species protection and sustained yield management are strictly enforced. In fact, the extreme selective process we employ ensures that forest growth is indeed supported, nurtured and accelerated.

Helping Nature Thrive and Renew

Typically, in a forest of a thousand trees, there are only about 50 that can provide veneer to meet AWI's AA grade quality standards. And of those 50, only one or two will meet all the criteria for Marlite's premium wood veneers. Once selected, these valuable premium veneer trees are carefully extracted, without forest clear cutting and using methods to minimize damage to surrounding environments. Removing these large trees then allows sunlight and space for younger trees, nurturing forest growth for future generations.

The Extra Mile

Marlite strives to provide substrates in step with today's increasingly important environmental needs.

About FSC®

FSC® is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. Established in 1993, FSC is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standard-setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services to companies, organizations and communities interested in responsible forestry. The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value, FSC is nationally represented in more than 50 countries around the world.

Marlite, which offers a complete selection of real wood veneers, has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) chain of custody certification. This allows Marlite to offer FSC certified products for use in Surface Systems® MAP System, Myriad Wall System and Modules.

Marlite Faux Finishes, Plank, Volta and Slatwall are available on FSC® certified core material meeting FSC standards for wood products and bi-products. FSC's goal is to certify responsible forest management and products derived from these forests.