Armstrong linoleum line now NSF/ANSI 332 Gold Certified
February 13, 2012
Armstrong Commercial Flooring has been awarded NSF/ANSI 332 Gold Level certification for its Linoleum product line from NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides standards development, product certification, auditing, education and risk management for public health and the environment.
The NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Floor Coverings is a standard that was created to identify the environmental performance and sustainability attributes of products and to provide a method of tracking incremental changes to the products' sustainability profile. Using a point-based system, the NSF 332 standard measures five key areas: product design, manufacturing, long-term value, corporate governance and innovation. When audited against the NSF 332 standard, a product may achieve up to 100 possible points. Based on point values, products can be awarded Conformant, Silver, Gold and Platinum level certifications.
“Armstrong was involved in the development of NSF 332, believing green standards such as this can help provide a baseline performance level for ‘environmentally preferable’ products,’” said Dominic Rice, vice president, Sales & Marketing, Armstrong Commercial Flooring. “The standard provides a guide to look at not only the product, but the manufacturing process and company practices. We believe NSF/ANSI 332 helps to bring both clarity and transparency to the process. Being a national standard, certification offers customers the highest level of confidence. The ultimate goal of this standard is to establish a consistent, measurable and uniform approach to the evaluation of sustainable resilient floor coverings.”