RFCI & SCS Global Launch LVT Certification Program

La Grange, GA, January 2, 2020-The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) and SCS Global Services announce a new program called Assure Certified to ensure the continued growth and popularity of rigid core luxury vinyl tile (LVT) marketed and sold in North America. 

“As part of our mission to support the interest of resilient flooring, RFCI and member manufacturers determined there was an urgent need to establish industry-wide standards for Rigid Core LVT quality, no matter where it’s made,” explained Dean Thompson, president and CEO of RFCI. Assure Certified flooring will be positioned as “Smart. Durable. Responsible.”

SCS Global Services (SCS) will provide certification services and direct the testing protocol. This includes an assessment of the manufacturing quality control procedure for material suppliers, product traceability, chain of custody, internal QC testing and segregation of non-conforming products and materials. It also includes an on-site manufacturing facility audit, as well as performance testing in compliance with the rigid core ASTM standard, testing for heavy metals and ortho-phthalates content, and FloorScore testing for indoor air quality. 

Starting this month, information about Assure Certified will be available on the RFCI.com site and the SCSGlobalServices.com site. 

Rigid Core manufacturers can contact SCS Global Services directly to start their certification process now.