The Tikamoon Eco-Rating
The Tikamoon eco-rating: a tool to help you compare and choose your furniture
Based on the following six eco-criteria, we have designed a green rating that awards furniture with a grade of between one and four leaves.
This rating has been designed to help you choose your products in good conscience.
|1. Solid wood||Biological material, high recyclability, energy saving|
|2. No composite materials||No MDF, no particle board|
|3. Resource saving||Design minimises waste and maximises reuse of offcuts|
|4. Traditional assembly||Furniture hand assembled by our cabinet-makers, creating products that are robust and long lasting|
|5. High repairability||Longevity is guaranteed due to the ease of renovation of solid wood and the availability of replacement parts|
|6.FSC© wood||Responsible and sustainable forest management: biodiversity, social and economic benefit|
The Tikamoon eco-criteria:
We have defined six eco-criteria to measure the sustainable-development performance of our products. These criteria serve as a benchmark to ensure that our furniture is increasingly sustainable and that we as a company have an increasingly positive impact.
Our furniture is created in solid wood, retaining the inherent quality of the tree with minimal transformation, using limited energy. We want to be able to preserve the beauty of this material, which lives on throughout the lifespan of the furniture, reacting and adapting to humidity and temperature variations in the room in which it’s placed. Finally, solid wood has the ability to easily repair itself, giving it longevity. It’s also easy to recycle, which will allow it to give life to new objects.
No composite materials
Composite materials are partially made of wood, but they also contain large quantities of glue and solvent to bind the wood particles together. MDF and particle board have a higher environmental impact than solid wood, due to the need for chemicals and the large amount of energy required in their construction. These panels are difficult to repair, unlike solid wood.
When designing and choosing our furniture, we pay particular attention to the quantity of materials used. Indeed, one of the main environmental impacts of a piece of furniture comes from the amount of material used to make it. That's why we review our furniture to identify and eliminate unnecessary items such as some back panels. We’ve also decided to reuse offcuts, usually wasted, to create interior partitions and drawer panels.
Traditional assembly is done without hardware, simply with woodwork. Different techniques are used to provide maximum strength and longevity. The wood will continue to live and this type of construction will allow it to react while maintaining the same sturdiness. The lack of any external elements also makes it easier to reuse and recycle.
The longevity of a piece of furniture is linked to how easy it is to repair it, and this is the great advantage of solid wood. In most cases, all you’ll need to do is sand it down and apply a protective finish to make your furniture as good as new. We also guarantee our furniture for five years, and we’re committed to supplying you with necessary replacement parts throughout this time.
The FSC© label is a guarantee of sustainable forest management. It ensures that forests are exploited in a way that protects biodiversity and is socially and economically beneficial for local communities. The forestry methods used are studied to preserve the diversity of fauna and flora and promote forest conservation over the long term.