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Kentwood Hardwood- Now GREENGUARD Gold Certified!

The team at Ethical Flooring has always enjoyed working with Kentwood Hardwood floors; the quality is amazing, the looks spot-on, and the price fair. Now, Kentwood has “upped the game” by having virtually all of their hardwood floors GREENGUARD Gold certified.

GREENGUARD is a low emissions certification program owned and managed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), one of the largest and most respected product safety organizations in the world. GREENGUARD has two certification levels: GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold.  At this time, all of the Kentwood GREENGUARD certified products have achieved Gold status.  GREENGUARD Gold certification complies with CA 01350 but under stricter certification requirements than any other emissions program.  It also establishes a very low Total VOC level and sets emissions for specific VOCs at 1/100th of the US Federal Government’s Threshold Limit Value (TLV) for occupational exposure. 

In UL’s words, GREENGUARD Gold certification is “designed to define low-emitting materials suitable for environments where people, particularly children and sensitive adults, spend extended periods of time, in particular schools and healthcare facilities.” 

GREENGUARD Gold certification is also recognized by LEED as a qualifying attribute for low emitting materials credits.

The majority of Kentwood products, having been produced as CA 01350 compliant for years, have now been further tested and certified to the GREENGUARD Gold certification standard.  Product listings on the Kentwood website will continue to indicate products as either CA 01350 compliant, or as both CA 01350 compliant and GREENGUARD Gold certified as appropriate.

To check the certification status of any particular product, check the features on the product page. 

The introduction of GREENGUARD Gold certification as the ‘house standard’ for emissions confirms Kentwood’s commitment to providing our customers with products that meet the strictest air quality standards in the world.

Visit http://www.kentwoodfloors.com to view the entire product range