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Certifications

FloorScore®

FloorScore® is the most recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and underlayments. Developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) with SCS, it qualifies for many green building schemes including LEED v4, WELL, BREEAM, and CHPS.

Pure™

All TrueGrout® floorings are Pure™ certified

  • – phtalate-free
  • – formaldehyde-free
  • – VOC exempt
  • – bacteria resistant and
  • – prevent the growth of mildew

Moreover, TrueGrout® floorings require no glue or varnish likely to release VOCs.

They are therefore a healthy solution for your living environment and your family while helping to protect our forests from overexploitation.

Phtalates:

Phtalates are phtalic acid derived chemical compounds. They are used in some plastic products, specifically products made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), like plastic films, packaging, floor coverings, shower curtains, cables and wires, construction products, paints and varnishes, etc.
Health Canada and the American FDA, consider phtalates cumulative effects as potentially associated with health concerns

Formaldehyde:

Formaldehyde is a colorless gas that is emitted mainly from household products and building materials. Low levels of formaldehyde in indoor air are actually very common. When found at high levels in air, it can be detected by a sharp smell. High concentrations of formaldehyde can cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat and can worsen asthma symptoms in children and infants.

VOC:

Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from consumer and commercial products are a significant contributing factor in the creation of air pollution in urban areas. The use of consumer and commercial products results in emissions of VOCs from solvent-based products, and to a lesser extent, water-based products. These emissions contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter, which form smog. Many governmental authorities adopt preventive measures to reduce air pollutants to protect the environment.