The philosopher Aristotle once said, “If one way be better than another, that you may be sure it is nature’s way.” A widespread embrace of sustainability initiatives brought the resilient flooring industry to a realization that nature’s way is the best, and the market was flooded with third-party certification programs proving so. Simplifying that process is the ANSI standard NSF 332, in its early stages of implementation. Continue reading Resilient: Environmental update, NSF 332 in early implementation with mills ready to follow
ANN ARBOR, MICH.—NSF International, the non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that drafted NSF 140-2007: the Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard, has developed a similar standard for resilient flooring. At the end of April, NSF American National Standard 332: Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Floor Coverings was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
“Certification to ANSI/NSF 332 offers buyers of resilient flooring the highest level of confidence and credibility in a market that is awash in green claims,” said Jane Wilson, director of standards, NSF International. “The goal of this standard is to improve the sustainability profile of resilient floor covering and enable the industry to achieve higher levels of sustainable manufacturing in the future.” Continue reading ANSI approves resilient sustainability standard; NSF-332 now national specification