Lumber Liquidators has committed to selling vinyl flooring made without reprocessed plastic, according to the company.
The Mind the Store Campaign, a project of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, announced that Lumber Liquidators has committed to adopt new standards that require the company’s suppliers of vinyl flooring to end all use of reprocessed vinyl plastic in vinyl flooring, and limit lead in flooring to less than 100 parts per million (PPM).
As of Sept. 1, Lumber Liquidators has also required its suppliers to eliminate the use of ortho-phthalates in all vinyl flooring purchased, according to the company. Additionally, Lumber Liquidators has committed to regularly commission independent laboratory testing by Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)-certified laboratories to monitor compliance with these policies.
“We are encouraged by Lumber Liquidators’ decision to sell vinyl flooring made without reprocessed plastic,” said Mike Schade, Mind the Store campaign director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. “This is a positive step and we hope other major flooring and home improvement retailers will join Lumber Liquidators in eliminating this unnecessary plastic.”