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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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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.

For more information, visit armstrongflooring.com.

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BREEAM cites FloorScore for indoor air quality

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LaGrange, Ga.—The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), one of the world’s foremost environmental assessment programs for buildings, has cited FloorScore certified flooring products as eligible for credits under BREEAM’s indoor air quality requirements. FloorScore, a voluntary, independent certification program, tests vinyl (including LVT and VCT), linoleum, laminate, wood, ceramic and rubber flooring and certifies that they meet the emissions requirements of California Section 01350.

The FloorScore program is administered by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), a nonprofit industry organization representing more than 95% of resilient flooring marketed in North America. Certification under the FloorScore program involves product testing by independent laboratories and third-party certification by SCS Global Services. A list of FloorScore-certified products is available at rfci.com/floorscore and in the certified green products guide at scsglobalservices.com.

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Adore Floors receives FloorScore certification

Adore-FloorsFarmingdale, N.Y.—Adore Floors has received FloorScore certification for its Decoria, Naturelle, Adore Touch, Adore Touch Contract, ProjectFlor, ProjectFlor Elite and Adore Style (EMEA) luxury vinyl flooring lines.

“FloorScore, a certification program established by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), helps specifiers and end users easily identify manufacturers and products that adhere to the strictest standards for indoor environmental practices and production,” explained Kelly Mortensen, technical director of Adore Floors.

Adore products meet and have met the toughest standards for indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental manufacturing for 35-plus years. Supporting certification programs such as FloorScore help advance Adore’s corporate mission to the environment and to green practices throughout the manufacturing industry.

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Five Chinese LVT makers get FloorScore nod

Screen Shot 2013-08-19 at 5.28.13 PMEmeryville, 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.
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CBC Flooring’s Indelval brand now FloorScore certified

Commack, N.Y. — CBC Flooring is pleased to announce its Indelval rubber flooring brand as the newest line to become FloorScore certified.

A leading manufacturer of rubber flooring for high traffic areas based in Argentina, Indelval joins other CBC product lines including Sequoia, Wels Sheet, Halo luxury vinyl tile and EcoSpray adhesive in carrying the FloorScore certification.

“Indelval products have a high content of natural rubber harvested directly from rubber trees, a rapidly renewable resource. That alone results in valuable LEED Credits,” said Chip Braulick, director of flooring for CBC. “We are pleased to receive this third-party validation of this additional environmental benefit of our rubber flooring brand.” Continue reading CBC Flooring’s Indelval brand now FloorScore certified

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Karndean Designflooring becomes FloorScore certified

Export, Penn. — Karndean Designflooring’s luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring products have become FloorScore certified in the resilient flooring category.

The FloorScore program, developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) in conjunction with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), tests and certifies resilient flooring and adhesive products for compliance with indoor air quality emissions requirements. Floors bearing the FloorScore seal are recognized as contributing to good indoor air quality in order to protect human health. Continue reading Karndean Designflooring becomes FloorScore certified

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Roppe earns NSF certification, meets new GSA rules

Emeryville, Calif. — SCS Global Services (SCS) announced its certification of rubber flooring and tread, vinyl tile and tread, and wall base products manufactured by the Roppe Corporation to the Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Flooring (NSF/ANSI 332). All of Roppe’s products that are certified by SCS under the industry-recognized FloorScore standard for indoor air quality have earned NSF/ANSI 332 certification, and now qualify for the new U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) purchasing requirement (GSA Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service, P100), effective this year. Continue reading Roppe earns NSF certification, meets new GSA rules

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Flexco earns NSF certification, meets new GSA rules

Emeryville, Calif.– Flexco, a manufacturer of resilient flooring products such as rubber and vinyl tile and tread, wall base, and adhesives, joined the growing ranks of companies with products that have been certified by SCS Global Services (SCS) to meet the Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Flooring (NSF/ANSI 332).  Based on this certification, the entire line of Flexco products already recognized under the Resilient Floor Covering Institute’s FloorScore program also qualify under the new U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) purchasing requirement (GSA Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service, P100). Continue reading Flexco earns NSF certification, meets new GSA rules

Mohawk, Quick•Step & Columbia laminate earn FloorScore certification

Dallas – Mohawk, Quick•Step, and Columbia laminate have recently earned the highly-coveted FloorScore certification by passing one of the most stringent indoor air quality certification programs in the world.  FloorScore tests for 78 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), some of which are identified as known carcinogens or reproductive toxins. All Mohawk, Quick•Step, and Columbia laminate products are officially FloorScore certified. Continue reading Mohawk, Quick•Step & Columbia laminate earn FloorScore certification