Five of China's leading manufacturers of resilient flooring – ChinaFloors Timber (China) Co. Ltd. (ChinaFloors), Taizhou Huali Plastic Co. Ltd. (Taizhou Huali), Zhangjiangang Elegant Plastics Co. Ltd (Eletile), DeZign North America LLC, and Lamett recently received FloorScore Indoor Air Quality certification from SCS Global Services for their luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products. By meeting the strict criteria for VOC emissions dictated by the FloorScore certification standard, these products demonstrate compliance with the VOC emissions criteria of LEED, CHPS, Green Guide for Health Care, and a long list of international green building rating systems.
According to the Resilient Floor Covering Institute, manufacturers now use advanced manufacturing processes to comply with the FloorScore criteria. LVT is increasingly specified for green building projects due to its unique aesthetics, durability and safety. LVT has become more attractive to specifiers, as it comes in countless textures, colors and styles. Combined with low-emitting attributes and a lower price tag than hard wood surfaces, LVT is in high demand.
"We are glad to see a growing number of Chinese manufacturers stepping up to meet FloorScore's indoor air quality requirements," said Stowe Beam, Managing Director of SCS Environmental Certification Services division.