Environmental Attribute Guide

Third Party Certifiers

FSC®

Eco Hardwood Flooring believes that the Forest Stewardship Council® is currently the foremost credible forest certification program. We always use the proper “on product” FSC® labeling and their labels such as FSC® 100%, FSC® Mix, FSC®Recycled & the various current combinations. We also use, as required, their generic FSC® labeling on all marketing and information pieces without any actual product attached. This generic labeling does not, as required, detail any of the portions of FSC®, Mix, Recycled. Learn more about the Forest Stewardship Council® here.

FloorScore®

The product has met the indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and underlayments.

LEED®

LEED® certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home, or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health, including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. Learn more about LEED® here.

MRc4

The product uses materials with recycled content such that the sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content constitutes at least 10% (based on cost) of the total value of materials in the project. The sum of post-consumer recycled content plus one-half of the pre-consumer content must constitute at least 20% of total materials costs.

MRc6

The product uses rapidly renewable building materials and products (made from plants that are typically harvested within a 10-year cycle or shorter) for 2.5% of the total value of all building materials and products used in the project, based on cost.

MRc7

The product uses a minimum of 50% of wood-based materials and products, which are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) Principles and Criteria, for wood building components. These components include, but are not limited to, structural framing and general dimensional framing, flooring, subflooring, wood doors, and finishes.

EQc4.4

The composite wood and agrifiber products such as engineered wood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), plywood, wheatboard, strawboard, panel substrates and door cores contain no added urea-formaldehyde resins.

Product Attributes

Non-Wood

The product is not composed of wood and is not from trees. Examples of alternative to fiber to wood options include bamboo, palm, and cork.

Rapidly Renewable

The timber used to make the products takes an average of 15 years or less to regrow. Qualifies as USGB LEED MR6.

Plantation Grown

Timber that comes from plantations that are not established at the expense of natural forest and do not use genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

Recycled Post Industrial

Recycled “waste wood”, such as sawdust, veneer backing boards or peeler cores that is repurposed and re-milled into new products. Qualifies as FSC Recycled & USGB LEED MR4.

Salvaged Building Deconstruction

Remanufactured timbers, specifically beams and flooring, that come from the deconstruction of old mills that is then re-milled into new products. Qualifies as FSC® Recycled & USGB LEED MR4.

No Added Urea-Formaldehyde

Engineered wood flooring products that contain no – less than 0.001ppm (parts per million) – added urea-formaldehyde in the glues. A newly developed two-part, EPI glue system that contains no added urea-formaldehyde is used.

Low VOC

The 3rd Party Certified Low-VOC product emit less than 0.005ppm (parts per million) volatile organic compound chemicals

No VOC

The 3rd Party Certified No-VOC product emit less than 0.001ppm (parts per million) volatile organic compound chemicals.

Natural Finish 

Durable engineered finish composed of plant oils and waxes, with just enough highly refined mineral spirits for easy application. This finish will never crack, blister, or flake off.

Eco Hardwood Flooring
8400B Remington Avenue
Pennsauken, New Jersey 08110
Phone: 267.217.6655 267.217.6655
Fax: 609.543.2466
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