Nothing is more important than your family’s health. That’s why it’s critical to avoid all types of chemicals when you’re choosing building materials when you’re remodeling or constructing. With all types of conflicting information out there, it’s important to have a trusted third party verify all your construction materials. That’s why Simply Bamboo uses FloorScore certification—to help give you and your family the peace of mind you need when choosing the right flooring product This means that every plank of floor we sell meets strict indoor air quality (IAQ) requirements of FloorScore®, an independent certifying body.
What is FloorScore® Certification?
FloorScore is the industry’s most trusted third-party verification system, used by every company that considers the health of their customers important. FloorScore certification is granted by SCS following unbiased testing and auditing. They are a trusted third-party group dedicated to driving environmentally sound, science-based standards. SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party quality, environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation retail, and more. SCS is accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs. Consistent with its mission, SCS is a chartered benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. It is the industry gold-standard of third party certification.
What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?
When we are talking about the safety of the environment in flooring and other building materials, we are talking about VOCs. VOCs are volatile organic compounds, gases that are released from materials as they degrade overtime. The goal is to eliminate as many VOCs from the environment as possible, and absolutely avoid those that are harmful to you or anybody’s health—especially those caused by added chemicals and adhesives. FloorScore measures and monitors the VOCs in floorings, and certifies those which are safe and environmentally friendly to use. Keeping an eye on VOCs is especially important in flooring, since it affects the whole house, and stays in the house.
FloorScore Certification Benefits Businesses
If you are a business, a school or hospital, there are additional benefits to using FloorScore certified flooring. Most environmentally friendly building standards reconcile FloorsScore for credits, including WELL, LEED v4, CHPS and BREEAM. Employers benefit by protecting the health of workers and customers when installing FloorScore products, especially in places where there are small children.
Simply Bamboo Flooring is FloorScore® Certified
We are proud to have our flooring FloorScore certified. Not only is the right thing to do for our company and the environment, we take the health and safety of our customers and their families very seriously. To learn more, contact us or visit SCS global services on the web at: https://www.scsglobalservices.com/services/floorscore
Floor Score floorings also qualify for ASSURE CERTIFIED, Green Squared, FSSC 22000 and Leeds Credits.
Download our Floor Score certificate here.