RFCI & SCS Announce Finalization of Assure Certified Standard

Emeryville, CA, May 11, 2020-SCS Global Services (SCS) announced the finalization of the for rigid core luxury vinyl tile (LVT), developed in partnership with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) and its member companies. The first flooring manufacturers to achieve certification by SCS under this global standard are Novalis, Karndean, Shaw, and Metroflor.

Assure Certified was established to create a uniform standard of quality for all rigid core LVT, which is the fastest growing sector of resilient flooring in North America. Certification under the standard allows manufacturers globally to demonstrate that their vinyl rigid core flooring been manufactured to the highest standards and meets all requirements for indoor air quality, rigorous performance, and heavy metals and ortho-phthalate content.

Certification requires Rigid Core products to pass performance testing outlined in ASTM3261-17, volatile organic compound emissions testing, and testing for heavy metals and ortho-phthalates. It also requires flooring manufacturers to demonstrate quality control procedures through on-site audits.

Additionally, this standard complements SCS and RFCI’s FloorScore certification standard, the flooring industry’s most widely recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) standard.

Rigid Core manufacturers can contact SCS Global Services directly to start their certification process now. Learn more at https://www.scsglobalservices.com/services/assure-certified.