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Novalis' rigid products receive FloorScore certification

Toronto, Canada—Novalis Innovative Flooring’s high performance core (HPC) and high density core (HDC) products have successfully passed SCS Global Services testing and fully qualify for FloorScore certification. These products include NovaFloor Serenbe HDC, Lyndon HDC, NovaCore HPC and AVA SMPL HPC.

FloorScore certifies that the flooring tested meets indoor air quality standards pertaining to the measurement of volatile organic compounds emitted into the air.

“We are pleased that all of Novalis flooring is FloorScore certified by this trusted industry standard of indoor air quality,” said John Wu, president and CEO, Novalis Innovative Flooring.

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Novalis receives Greenguard Gold certification for all products

Toronto, Canada—Third-party program specifier UL has certified that all Novalis flooring products, including glue down, loose lay and rigid products HPC (High Performance Core) and HDC (High Density Core) are Greenguard and Greenguard Gold indoor building products.

Greenguard certification gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, contributing to the creation of healthier interiors. Greenguard Gold certification (formerly known as Greenguard Children & Schools Certification) offers stricter certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and elderly) and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.

“We are very proud of achieving this milestone for our brand,” said John Wu, president and CEO of Novalis Innovative Flooring. “Third-party testing and certification is an important result of compliance to strict quality standards. It’s assurance to our customers that they are getting flooring with the lowest VOC emissions possible.”

Novalis adds Greenguard to its growing list of certifications, such as FloorScore, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Health Product Declaration (HPD) and Declare.

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Armstrong Flooring receives FloorScore certification for solid hardwood products

Armstrong Logo 2016Lancaster, Pa.—Armstrong Flooring has achieved FloorScore certification for the company’s solid hardwood products including the Armstrong, Bruce and Capella brands. All Armstrong wood manufacturing facilities including Beverly, W.Va., Warren, Ark., and West Plains, Mo., are now FloorScore certified.

FloorScore is a certification program that helps specifiers and end users easily identify manufacturers and products that adhere to the strictest standards for indoor environmental practices and production.

Armstrong has a long history of recycling and environmental stewardship—from re-using cork waste for linoleum floors in the early 1900s to using waste wood dust as a source of renewable energy for its manufacturing facilities.

“Achieving FloorScore certification for our solid wood products further demonstrates the Armstrong Flooring commitment to provide safe, high-quality products to our customers,” said Amy Costello, sustainability manager, Armstrong Flooring. “As the leading manufacturer of flooring in North America, Armstrong Flooring is committed to sustaining natural resources and reducing our environmental impact. A supporting certification program such as FloorScore help advance Armstrong’s corporate to the environment and responsible product manufacturing.”

Over 95% of all Armstrong Flooring products by volume are FloorScore certified including engineered wood, laminate, luxury vinyl flooring, linoleum, vinyl tile and vinyl sheet flooring.

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