The Sustainable Assessment for Carpet (NSF-140) is the first consensus national standard to evaluate the environmental attributes of carpet in the United States. NSF-140 recognizes sustainable carpet using a rating system for performance and quantifiable metrics in public health, energy efficiency, bio-based or recycled materials, manufacturing, reclamation and end of life management.
With sustainability at the forefront of our process, EF Contract offers a wide product selection that is NSF/ANSI Standard 140 Certified.
EF Contract NSF-140 certified products:
- Kinetex Textile Composite Flooring – NSF/ANSI 140 Platinum Certified
- Nexus® Modular – NSF/ANSI 140 Gold Certified
- Woven Polypropylene – NSF/ANSI 140 Gold Certified
- TitanBac® Plus – NSF/ANSI 140 Gold Certified
Click here to download the NSF Certified Backing System chart. EF Contract products purchased with these backing systems contributes to LEED points on projects.
In addition, all NSF 140 Certification certificates can be viewed here.
The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Environmental Programs
All EF Contract flooring, adhesives and seam sealers, including all GSA approved products, comply with the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus Testing Program for Indoor Air Quality. Using scientifically established standards, Green Label Plus ensures that customers are purchasing from among the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market.
Carpet products are tested annually for emission levels for seven chemicals as required by Section 01350, plus six additional chemicals. Annual and quarterly testing is based on 24-hour chamber testing for targeted chemicals and the total level of volatile organic compounds (TVOC). For more information about the Green Label Plus Testing Program or a list of VOC’s tested, please contact CRI Technical Department at 706-428-2101 or www.carpet-rug.org.
Look for the Green Label Plus logo on all Broadloom and Modular Carpet and Kinetex samples. In addition, all Green Label Plus Certifications can be viewed here.
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FloorScore® is a certification program established by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) for hard surface flooring and flooring adhesives products that meet strict indoor air quality (IAQ) requirements. Products bearing the FloorScore label meet the indoor air quality emissions criteria of LEED, CHPS, the Green Guide for Health Care, and are recognized by a long list of healthy building programs.
As an internationally recognized standard for development and implementation of an environmental management system, this certification exemplifies EF Contract’s corporate commitment to reducing pollution and minimizing the company’s environmental impact on air, water and land. The ISO 14001 environmental standard was launched in 1996 and is currently used in 138 countries. It is third-party audited on an annual basis.
All EF Contract carpet and Kinetex products are manufactured in an ISO 14001:2015 certified facility