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Swiss Krono USA laminate earns GreenGuard Gold certification

Barnwell, S.C.—Swiss Krono USA’s laminate wood flooring has received UL GreenGuard certification. Recognized and referenced by over 400 codes, rating systems and procurement policies worldwide, UL’s GreenGuard Gold certification program requires products to meet some of the world’s most rigorous standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor environments.

“Swiss Krono USA has always been focused on offering safe, sustainable flooring,” said Erik Christensen, CEO and president, Swiss Krono USA. “But with asthma reaching epidemic proportions, we saw a need to ensure that consumers know our flooring continues to be safe for homes, especially for kids and pets. The GreenGuard Gold certification provides consumers with third party verification that our laminate floors are a healthier option than other floors in the market.”

Using dynamic environmental chamber testing, Swiss Krono USA laminate wood floors were tested for total VOCs, formaldehyde and over 300 VOCs with health-based limits. The GreenGuard Gold label validates that these floors are low-emitting and support healthy indoor environments.

UL’s GreenGuard Gold certification is just one of Swiss Krono USA’s sustainability initiatives. Their floors are also FloorScore Certified and CARB Phase 2 Compliant.

For more information, visit: swisskronousa.com/environmental-responsibility.

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Foam Products underlayment earn GreenGuard Gold

Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 4.27.58 PMCalhoun, Ga.—Foam Products Corp. (FPC) has received GreenGuard Gold certification for its following underlayment: Eclipse II, Silencer Superior, Eco Silencer Plus, Eco Silencer HD FOF, Eco Ultimate Silencer and Silencer LVT. GreenGuard Gold certification aims to gives consumers a safer, healthier and more dependable option for indoor air quality.

Eclipse, Silencer LVT and Eco Silencer underlayment were tested for total VOCs, formaldehyde and over 300 VOCs with health-based limits using dynamic environmental chamber testing. The GreenGuard label validates the company’s claims that these underlayments are low emitting and support healthier indoor environments.

GreenGuard certification is just one of FPC’s many sustainability initiatives. Over the last 12 months, the company recycled over 700 tons of post consumer tires into its Eco Silencer line of products.

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USFloors' COREtec Plus earns GreenGuard Gold

Dalton – USFloors has achieved GreenGuard Gold Indoor Air Quality Certification for COREtec Plus engineered luxury vinyl floors, a patent-pending luxury vinyl collection the company developed and introduced at Surfaces 2013. GreenGuard Gold Certification (formerly known as GreenGuard Children & Schools) is the GreenGuard Environmental Institute’s most stringent testing requirement for emissions of formaldehyde, aldehydes, phenols, and other VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). COREtec Plus joins USFloors’ Natural Cork and Natural Bamboo products in the company’s portfolio of GreenGuard Gold Certified products. Continue reading USFloors' COREtec Plus earns GreenGuard Gold