FLOOR SCORE CERTIFIED

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WHY FLOOR SCORE?


       When it comes to indoor air quality, a primary concern is the emission level of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs). FloorScore® IAQ Certification means that a flooring product is independently certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 Program. Hundreds of resilient flooring materials and their adhesives bear the FloorScore® seal. This seal tells you that the products have been independently certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 standard. Any product that has met these stringent standards is a product that will contribute to good indoor air quality.



FLOOR SCORE REQUIREMENTS


      To earn the FloorScore® seal, a flooring product must satisfy the requirements of the SCS-EC-10.2-2007 Environmental Certification Program – Indoor Air Quality Performance, which includes:

  • Testing demonstrating compliance with emission concentrations for listed VOCs under California Section 01350
  • Manufacturing facility on-site audits and yearly surveillance audits
  • Annual product re-testing
  • Product record keeping
  • A documented quality control plan.


WHAT ARE YOU BREATHING?


      Research by the RFCI shows that on average a person will spend 90% of their life indoors. Whether it be in your working environment, your home, or sitting in a movie theater you will spend a majority of your time inside. When this is realized you may want to know how healthy the air quality is, and rightly so. A recent study done by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that indoor air was deemed two to five times more harmful than outdoor air. This is due to many harmful pollutants including radon, mold, and carbon dioxide found indoors. Healthy air contributes to better learning in schools, improved productivity in offices and more comfortable homes. Poor IAQ can be a factor in a variety of health problems, such as headaches and dizziness and more serious long-term effects.



5 WAYS TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY


  • Improve your HVAC system design and maintenance
  • Ensure adequate ventillation with clean air
  • Improve air filtering
  • Schedule maintenance or remodeling for minimum impact
  • Control the sources of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's)


WHY HARD SURFACE FLOORING?


       Hard surface floors are easy to clean and maintain because they provide a one-dimensional surface that doesn’t absorb odors, spills, dust or soil. They also don’t easily retain moisture, which can promote the growth of microorganisms, such as dust mites and mold, that can contribute to poor IAQ.



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