GOLINK has been manufacturing high quality engineered timber flooring to the Global market for over 20 years.

GOLINK differs from the average flooring mill in that we value quality and innovation with a need to streamline the manufacturing process for our partners. Decades of experience and 3 manufacturing operations means we know what to look for in quality timber and produce the best outcome. Our process has been designed to get the most from harvest and maximize efficiency and quality in a safe manner.

These are the careful steps we take with every piece of timber:

  1. Our main resource is European Oak, Russian Oak – two very similar species (most popular timber species on the global wood flooring market), which can be processed together without affecting drying, cutting or colour. The timber is quarter sawn and allowed to slowly air dry. Quarter sawing timber is the most stable form of timber possible and is one of the differences that make GOLINK products so predictable.
  2. Our location was carefully selected many years ago in a dry belt on flat ground that naturally allows the right amount of sun and air flow to slowly equalize the timber until it is ready for kiln drying. This process minimizes internal stresses or need for burning unnecessary fossil fuels for power. The large open space guarantees that our racks of timber aren’t rushed through production either, which means they are only selected for reconditioning and kiln drying when they are ready. Not before they are ready
  3. The power for each kiln is created when burning dry sawdust – a carbon neutral process that releases only the amount of carbon of which was taken in by the tree during photosynthesis. Sustainable harvesting practices ensure that the carbon released is captured again within the next regeneration program thereby eliminating the need to burn fossil fuels for energy.
  4. The timber inside the kiln is connected to a computer to regulate temperature, humidity and wind speed. The computer only allows the drying process to stop once the timber has reached the optimum 8±2% moisture content (MC).
  5. At 8±2% MC, GOLINK has completed most of its shrinking. It is at this point that we stabilize our products to ensure that the users does not need to much acclimation before use.
  6. Burmese teak requires at least 30 hours of strong sunlight before attaining beautiful dusky coloring through the process of photo-oxidation.
  7. The best time to produce our engineered teak flooring is from March to November when the oxidized teak color is at its peak in China.