Emeryville, Calif.—Five of China’s leading manufacturers of resilient flooring recently received FloorScore Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) certification from SCS Global Services for their luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products. They include ChinaFloors Timber (China) Co. (ChinaFloors), Taizhou Huali Plastic Co. (Taizhou Huali), Zhangjiangang Elegant Plastics Co. (Eletile), DeZign North America and Lamett.
By meeting the criteria for VOC emissions dictated by the FloorScore certification standard, the products demonstrate compliance with the VOC emissions criteria of LEED, CHPS, Green Guide for Health Care, and a long list of international green building rating systems.
LVT is increasingly specified for green building projects due to its unique aesthetics, durability and safety. LVT has become more attractive to specifiers, as it comes in countless textures, colors and styles. Combined with low-emitting attributes and a lower price tag than hard wood surfaces, LVT is in high demand.