USFloors and USFContract strive to provide consumers with beautiful and durable floors at a great value, while minimizing our impact on the environment and enhancing and improving it whenever possible. The key pillars of our company are cork flooring, bamboo flooring, oil finished hardwood, and LVT. Cork and bamboo are two of the most sustainable and renewable resources in the flooring industry today.
Our Natural Bamboo and Natural Cork products are eligible for LEED credits for Rapidly Renewable Materials and Low Emitting Materials and our Natural Cork products also satisfy LEED credits for Rapidly Renewable Materials. Our Castle Combe collection offers solely FSC®-Certified hardwood floors and satisfies LEED credits for Certified Wood. Even our patent-pending COREtec Plus® Engineered Luxury Vinyl Floors incorporate recycled wood and bamboo content into its waterproof core, an attached cork underlayment, and are eligible for LEED credits for Rapidly Renewable Materials, Recycled Content, and Low Emitting Materials.
Achieving the GREENGUARD Gold certification for each of our Natural Bamboo, Natural Cork and COREtec Plus products is important to us as a means of demonstrating our commitment to indoor environmental quality and furthering our efforts to provide flooring that makes a difference. These products also satisfy LEED credits for EQ: Low Emitting Floors, AND meet the European E0 Standard, a strict test that measures the amount of formaldehyde in a product. Formaldehyde can be found in the glues and adhesives used to make bamboo and cork floors, but USFloors specifies zero to low formladehyde content in all of its Natural Bamboo and Natural Cork floors to exceed health standards established in the United States, Europe, and Japan. 100% formaldehyde-free products are our ultimate goal. In addition, HDF core boards used for our floors have no added formaldehyde. As all of USFloors’ products, our oil-finished hardwood floors are fully compliant with CARB Phase 2 requirements and also meet the European E0 standard for formaldehyde emissions.