Leading the way by constantly seeking new ways to recycle, reduce, reuse, recover and renew.
A lot of companies talk about being green. At Quick•Step® laminate flooring, we’re making the effort to do what’s best. For our customers, our business, our industry – and our planet.
When sourcing materials, we select renewable, fast-growing southern pine exclusively for our U.S.-produced core boards. Seventy-four percent of our U.S.-produced laminate boards are made of pre-consumer (post-industrial) wood waste. And not one exotic tree is harvested from the rainforest to create our beautiful exotic laminate floors.
During manufacturing, our rejected laminate flooring products are integrated into our chipboard factory, reused by third-party manufacturers or burned to serve as heat for the laminate process – rather than going to a landfill. Wood waste from manufacturing is used as bio-mass fuel for heating our factories.
Our patented locking system eliminates the introduction of VOC’s typically associated with installation adhesives. All Quick•Step® laminate wood flooring and laminate tile flooring manufactured after January 1, 2009 are California 93120 Phase 1 compliant for formaldehyde emissions.
We say choose the laminate flooring that is rigorously tested, proven by a third-party facility and guaranteed to be of the highest quality. But we don’t expect you to take our word for it. That’s why we have the NALFA Certification Seal. The Certification Seal proves that our floors passed 10 very demanding performance tests. In addition, our floors comply with all CARB (California Air Resource Board) requirements. We offer the industry’s best quality laminate flooring available. Not because we say so, but because the NALFA Certification Seal proves it.
When you’re ready for a change, you simply unclick, remove and reuse our laminate floors – in another room, another home or give it away to a community organization.