What’s your flooring’s FloorScore®?
Is your flooring promoting healthy indoor air quality? How do you know? It’s easy to find out. Just look for the FloorScore® seal. If you see FloorScore®, you can breathe easier. Literally.
FloorScore® was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) together with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) to test and certify flooring products for compliance with indoor air quality emission requirements adopted in California.
What is FloorScore® IAQ Certification?
When it comes to indoor air quality, a primary concern is the emission level of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs). FloorScore® IAQ Certification means that a flooring product is indepentantly certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 Program. Hundreds of resilient flooring materials and their adhesives bear the FloorScore® seal. This seal tells you that the products have been independently certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 standard. Any product that has met these stringent standards is a product that will contribute to good indoor air quality. The FloorScore® certification means healthier, cleaner air. And that means healthier humans.
What environmental programs recognize FloorScore® certified products?
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Rating System
LEED for New Construction (NC)
LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI)
LEED for Core and Shell (CS)
LEED for Healthcare (HC)
LEED for Schools
LEED for Homes
LEED for Existing Buildings (EB)
Green Guide for Health Care
ANSI/GBI 01-2010 Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings
ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings
NAHB ANSI National Green Building Standard
Collaboration for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
CSI Green Format
HBN Pharos Project
NSF/ANSI 332-2010 Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings
Florida Green Home Standard
City of Scottsdale Environmental Rating System
EPA Tools for Schools Program
Why everyone should care about indoor air quality.
IAQ is important because, if you’re like most people, you spend around 90% of your time indoors. If you’re breathing poor quality air, you could be facing a higher risk level for a variety of health problems, including headaches, dizziness, and more serious long-term conditions.
Can IAQ really be improved?
Absolutely. Here are five ways to improve your IAQ:
- Improve your HVAC system design and maintenance
- Ensure adequate ventilation with clean air
- Improve air filtering
- Schedule maintenance or remodeling for minimum impact
- Control the sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Why you should care?
What products are certified – & how you know
SCS: the independent authority
Frequently asked questions