Is Laminate Flooring really green?


Greener Flooring for Tomorrow announced today the introduction of a “green” laminate flooring program that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC is an internationally recognized organization of environmental and social groups, the timber trade, worker’s indigenous peoples organizations, responsible businesses and community forestry groups from around the world.  According to the Forest Stewardship Council  “their organization has successfully created a global forest certification system operating in more that 70 countries with millions of acres of certified forest and a global market worth more than $5 billion”.  

Since 1993 the FSC has been committed to good forestry practices and by receiving a FSC certified product the flooring consumer is assured it comes from environmentally sustainable forests, provide economic benefits for local peoples and are in compliance with all local and international laws.

 Mr. Peter Rundle, President Vencon USA stated, “Vencon believes that to be a truly “green” company we must make environmental issues a significant part of the corporate culture. We are taking a leadership role in developing “green” flooring products so that customers can be assured that 100% of all our hard surface flooring products are produced from legally logged wood species, are secured from sustainable forests and where possible, are certified by the world’s leading authorities i.e.  FSC. We believe that industry leaders must take a proactive and thoughtful approach to the responsible management of our valuable natural resources to insure that our children and their children will be able to enjoy our world today and in the future. 

The new Magnum laminates are available at, come in four collections (Blue Ridge, Lifestyle, Montana Hand scraped, Primo Stone Tile) and are available in fifteen (15) of today’s most popular styles and decors. All of the Vencon laminate flooring is produced in Europe to the highest quality and environmental standards, carry a LIFETIME warranty and are easily installed using the Maglock patented glue less system.

In addition to the FSC certified laminate flooring all other Vencon products (wood, cork, engineered, bamboo) carry the exclusive “Vencon Eco-Promise”. This “green” promise states that for every order Vencon receives in 2008 they will plant and maintain ten (10) indigenous trees in 30+ countries located in Africa and Latin America. More details on the Eco-Promise program can be obtained from



Started in 1989, VENCON specializes in “GREEN” hardwood, laminate and cork flooring products from quality manufacturers in Europe. All VENCON (Magnum Floors) flooring is glue less and can be installed easily by the Do-It-Yourselfer. Additionally, all flooring is environmentally responsible and manufactured using the patented Uniclic or Valinge glue less locking system.

For further information, contact:

VENCON – Buy a Floor. Grow a Forest.

(843) 743 9180


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