Green Certified

Natural Instincts, IBR Quality Seal, PEFC Certificate.

Austrian company STIA was founded in 1972. STIA has an unusual background, being the industrial arm of the Benedictine monastery of Admont, Austria. This monastery was founded in 1074 and has been involved in wood processing ever since. STIA now employs 300 people, has a manufacturing capacity of around 1,400,000 sq. flooring and 500,000 sq 3-layer panels. The turnover is approximately Euro 40 million per annum.

Natural Instincts

The Admonter flooring brand and the STIA panel brand have an excellent reputation throughout Europe. The product range is broad; appealing to both domestic and commercial use, with product integrity being of paramount importance. The entire portfolio carries the PEFC certificate – Europe’s quality seal for wood products made using sustainable forest material. The back- ground of STIA and its environment bind it to sustainable forestry. For each tree felled, four are planted. STIA is committed to environmentally-responsible manufacturing.

PEFC Certificate

Europe's quality seal for wood made of sustainable forest management.

Anyone using wood with the PEFC quality seal, promotes natural forests, careful forest management, variety of species of animals and plants and the preservation of a natural environment with high recreational value. STIA Holzindustrie uses its wood from sustainable managed forests and was therefore awarded with the PEFC quality seal, issued by an institution of the Pan-European forest and wood management.

IBR Quality Seal

Products free of harmful substances promoting health and well-being are getting more and more popular. Admonter wide planks are real natural products. Our products are regularly tested by the independent Institute for Construction Biology in Rosenheim (Germany). This institute awarded the Admonter Natural Floor the IBR quality seal for harmlessness in terms of health and ecology.

Green Energy

In the thermal power station equipped with innovative filtration techniques, STIA produces heat and electricity by recycling manufacturing waste.

In our STIA thermal / bio mass power station we produce 15.000 – 20.000 kWh (this is 1000 times more than a heating system in normal house which is about 20 kWh). STIA provides energy for it´s own production, the office building, the monastery, the local grammar school of the Benedictines and half of the private houses in the village of Admont. Our production does not contaminate water or air.

Admonter – Natural thermo treatment

Admonter thermo-treated planks and panels which are darkened through the special thermo-treatment absolutely meet the current trend for dark timber. During this innovative production process which does not employ any chemicals or dyes the wood is heated to more than 200° Celsius under the exclusion of oxygen. The different color shades of the timber can be achieved by regulating the intensity and duration of the heat.