Mannington Engineered Wood Gets CARB 2 OK
Salem, NJ, March 20, 2009--Mannington Mills said it has earned both Phase 1 and Phase 2 certifications from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the company’s domestically-produced engineered hardwood flooring.
Mannington said it was able to achieve this certification almost one full year before the mandated deadline for Phase 2 compliance because it already uses a “no added formaldehyde” (NAF) adhesives system for these products.
Its High Point, N.C. manufacturing facility has been using NAF systems for over 15 years.
“Good indoor air quality characteristics are a key product feature of all Mannington floors, and it’s a topic of keen interest to both our residential and commercial customers,” said Dave Kitts, vice president of environment at Mannington Mills.
Mannington also imports a line of hardwood flooring from Mannington Certified Vendors outside the United States. Those suppliers already meet Phase 1 and will earn Phase 2 compliance later this year,ahead of the January, 2010 deadline, the company said.
Mannington and Mohawk are the two producers of engineered wood to receive the Phase 2 certification.