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nora introduces new healthcare application

Architects and designers come together to develop a new, versatile floor covering from nora systems, Inc.

Salem, N.H.— nora systems, Inc. is proud to introduce noraplan sentica, the latest high-performance floor covering from nora that offers versatility for healthcare applications. Continue reading nora introduces new healthcare application

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Pergo achieves GreenGuard certification through UL Environment

Pergo, the inventor and most preferred brand of laminate flooring, today announced that its products have achieved three certifications from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, a division of UL Environment.  With these certifications, Pergo has further strengthened its reputation and commitment to healthy indoor environments and sustainable product innovations. Continue reading Pergo achieves GreenGuard certification through UL Environment

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Laticrete makes charitable donations to feed needy

Laticrete, a global manufacturer and leader of premium installation and finishing systems for the building industry, donated a considerable amount of Laticrete SpectraLOCK pro Premium Grout to The Empty Bowls, a charitable fundraiser based in Houston, Texas, which every year endeavors to sell handmade mosaic bowls donated by local artists in an effort to raise money for the Houston Food Bank. The Food Bank, in turn, provides three nutritious meals daily for 50,000 needy people living in the Greater Houston Area.   Continue reading Laticrete makes charitable donations to feed needy

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Adhesives manufacturers developing green practices save resources, time, money, keep hazardous gasses out of air

Do you remember when air pollution was the big, environmental concern? Legislation, electric cars and clean burning energy has helped narrow that focus to the quality of air in homes, or indoor air quality (IAQ). “IAQ is going to be a big deal, maybe even bigger than global warming,” predicted John Woolsey, vice president of sales for Anderson Hardwood. As homes get tighter to improve energy efficiency and die-hard activists move to metropolitan centers to reduce their carbon footprints, the quality of air indoors has become increasingly important.

Some of the main factors affecting IAQ are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and isocyanates, both of which are off-gasses commonly found in flooring adhesives. Today, companies can proudly advertise the absence of these compounds with third-party verifications from organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI), the GreenGuard Environmental Institute, and Scientific Certification Systems. With their help, adhesive companies are going to great lengths to improve the floors we walk on and the air we breathe. Continue reading Adhesives manufacturers developing green practices save resources, time, money, keep hazardous gasses out of air