This week Vencon USA LLC announced that they will start promoting FSC solid wood certified hardwood flooring. At Greenerflooring.com we have seen the availability of FSC Engineered flooring, especially on the West coast, but this is the first time that solid wood flooring is available in solid strip and plank flooring and in all the most popular wood species. However, if you know of others please leave a comment and let us know!).
Here is the announcement.
Charleston, SC. May 18, 2008 – VENCON USA LLC announced today the introduction of a solidly “green” hardwood 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 people’s 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 than 70 countries with millions of acres of certified forest and a global market worth more than $5 billion”.
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, such as the 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 Vencon Model Solid Unfinished and Prefinished Hardwood collection is 100% FSC Certified flooring and is available in widths of 2 ¼” to 5”, are available in a broad range of domestic species including Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, American Cherry, Birch, Ash and come in several grades.. All the Vencon FSC Certified flooring is manufactured in North American and produced to the most demanding quality and environmental standards including a formaldehyde FREE finish and comes with a full 25 year warranty.
In addition to the FSC certified hardwood flooring program Vencon also makes available a full FSC Certified range of European produced laminate flooring in five popular collections and several other collections of engineered wood flooring that complies with the demanding E1 or lower off-gas emissions standards
ABOUT VENCON USA LLC (www.venconusa.com)
Started in 1989, VENCON specializes in “GREEN” hardwood, laminate and cork flooring products from quality manufacturers in North America and Europe. VENCON flooring is environmentally responsible and manufactured using the most demanding environmental standards.
For further information, contact:
VENCON USA LLC
(843) 743 9180