Lumber Liquidators, the largest hardwood flooring retailer in the United States, pleads guilty to violations of the Lacey Act among other charges, will pay more than $13 million in fines and penalties to the U.S. government, and will be placed on a 5 year probationary period while it implements an environmental compliance plan. (More Information at Lumber Liquidators Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Illegal Timber)
After the incident of Lumber-Liquidators, everyone is paying more attention to the legitimate source of wood flooring material, and how do we know if wood we buy is legally cut?
1. If a manufacturer is a DDS qualified supplier, it is legal
2. If manufacturer is not certified by any authority, please ask them for harvest permits, transportation prove. Each tree that been harvested is coded.