All Big River engineered flooring is milled from managed regrowth and plantation forest hardwoods. Big River hardwood flooring is Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) Chain of Custody certified.
A co-generation electricity plant on the site of the Big River factory utilises mill waste to generate 50% of the electricity required by the factory and offices. The plant is officially classed as a power station by the Office of Renewable Energy.
The Pidcock family has been supplying quality timber products from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales for more than 100 years. This inherited knowledge and experience forms the basis of the high-tech manufacturing process used to create engineered hardwood flooring of unsurpassed strength and beauty.
Tests confirm that Big River engineered flooring remains stable through a range of harsh conditions, making it ideal for most residential and commercial applications, including regions with harsh climatic conditions, or for installation over heated slabs
Armourfloor® hardwood flooring is manufactured in Australia by the Big River Group. Every board is engineered from five layers of Australian eucalypt hardwood sheets bonded together to form a solid, stable floorboard. Each layer has its grain aligned at right-angles to the next, creating an extremely stable structure. The special cross-ply manufacturing process creates boards with the genuine beauty of forest timbers but with greater resistance to shrinkage than solid timber boards. Armourfloor® hardwood flooring remains stable in air-conditioned environments, over heated slabs and adjacent to patio doors and floor-to-ceiling windows.