CARB

 

 CARB

Lexfloor sells Laminate and Engineered  wood flooring products that are Floor Score-Certified,and NAUF: No Added Urea Formaldehyde, CARB-Certified by a TCP, SCS Global Sevices, under the Green Certified products Guide, Strand Woven Bamboo that are not subject to CARB – that use low-VOC glues and meet CARB limits for formaldehyde emissions. 

Indoor Air Quality & Formaldehyde

The issue of indoor air quality (IAQ) gained attention in the 1980s with the identification of sick building syndrome, a combination of ailments associated with an individual’s place of work or residence. Its causes are frequently tied to the off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — chemical compounds that vaporize and enter the atmosphere under normal conditions — from some types of building materials. One of the main VOCs implicated in unhealthy indoor air quality is formaldehyde.

CARB is a regulation whose goal is to reduce public exposure to formaldehyde. It establishes strict emission performance standards on various types of composite wood products, including some types of engineered wood flooring. CARB requires that all finished goods destined for sale in California use composite wood products that have been tested and certified as compliant at the mill that makes them.