University of Porto creates sustainable floating floor

22 December, 2021

The Environmental Laboratory of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto developed the project of a floating floor with forest waste. The project was requested by a company from Póvoa do Lanhoso.

According to Joaquim Esteves Silva, professor of the Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Planning of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP), this sustainable flooring will allow “using what is obtained from the cleaning of forests to create these agglomerates”, as he said in statements to Lusa.

By using waste from forest cleaning, the project makes use of materials that increase the risk of forest fires, thus contributing to its prevention. Ferreira Martins, from the Póvoa do Lanhoso company that commissioned the project, highlights on its website that “the commercialization of new wood agglomerates from Portuguese forest biomass” will “enhance sales”, but will also contribute “to the national economy, importing less wood and its derivatives”.

This was a project funded by the Portugal 2020 program.

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