Wilsonart products were tested according to scientifically based GREENGUARD qualification standards for emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Meeting the standard, or being "GREENGUARD-certified," means that the products will not have significant influence on the indoor air quality in a building or home. Products that do not reach certification standards may pollute the air in homes, degrading the quality of life for homeowners and triggering respiratory problems.
Environmental protection is a permanent responsibility for Wilsonart Flooring, the company said in a written statement, and Wilsonart products will continue to be evaluated regularly to ensure continued compliance with the GREENGUARD Standards.
"The GREENGUARD Certification is a prestigious program recognizing the importance of indoor air quality, and our products passed requirements that only 10 to 15 percent of products meet in the first attempt," said Rob Tarver, Wisonart's national marketing manager. "We are proud to say that Classic, Estate Plus, Red Label, Woods and Stones and Contact flooring products are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified."