COREtec Plus Earns GREENGUARD GOLD Certification
May 14, 2013 - DALTON, GA - USFloors has achieved GREENGUARD GOLD Indoor Air QualityCertification for COREtec Plus Engineered Luxury Vinyl Floors, a patent-pending luxury vinylcollection the company developed and introduced at Surfaces 2013. GREENGUARD GOLDCertification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children Schools) is the GREENGUARDEnvironmental Institute's most stringent testing requirement for emissions of formaldehyde,aldehydes, phenols, and other VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). COREtec Plus joins USFloors'Natural Cork(TM) and Natural Bamboo(TM) products in the company's portfolio of GREENGUARDGOLD Certified products.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification requirements comply with the State of California's Department ofPublic Health Services Standard Practice for Specification Section 01350 (California Section 01350)for testing chemical emissions from building products used in schools and other environments. Assuch, GREENGUARD Gold Certified products can be used to earn valuable credits in the CHPS BestPractices Manual for K-12 schools, the US Green Building Council's LEED Green Building RatingSystems, the Green Guide for Healthcare, the NAHB Green Building Guidelines, Green Globes,Regreen and many other building codes, standards and specifications.
"GREENGUARD GOLD Certification adds another important value-added benefit to our COREtecPlus products," said Piet Dossche, President and CEO of USFloors. "Achieving third-partyGREENGUARD GOLD Certification demonstrates our on-going commitment to indoor environmentalquality and furthers our efforts to provide flooring that enhances the quality of life for ourcustomers."
About COREtec Plus
COREtec Plus is a technologically advanced collection of engineered luxury vinyl tiles and planks,combining water resistance, durability, and affordability with easy installation requiring minimalfloor prep. The patent-pending construction of COREtec Plus features a top layer of virgin luxuryvinyl with a 20 mil, commercially-rated wear layer, a waterproof extruded core structure that isdimensionally stable, and an attached cork underlayment to minimize subfloor imperfections, addimproved sound absorption, and provide warmth and enhanced comfort to the floor. COREtec Pluswill not swell or be damaged when exposed to water and can be installed in rooms of any size andeliminates the need for unsightly t-molds and expansion strips every 30 ft.
COREtec Plus is a patent-pending product exclusively from USFloors Inc.
About the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
Founded in 2001, the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is an independent, third-partyorganization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification programs. The Institute's mission is toprotect human health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air. As an ANSIAccredited Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable indoor air standards for buildingmaterials, interior products, electronic equipment, indoor environments and buildings. The morethan 200,000 GREENGUARD Certified products represented under the GREENGUARD Certificationmark must meet stringent; third-party standards for low chemical emissions based on established