New Introductions Include Naturally Sustainable Cork, Strand Woven Bamboo and Corboo™
Color, Innovation and Design Define USFloors’ Product Offering for Contract
Chicago – For leading cork and bamboo flooring manufacturer USFloors, the company’s product introductions for NeoCon 2009 represent the company’s foray into the contract market and the culmination of nearly a decade of design and innovation. Opening today in Chicago, NeoCon is the world’s largest market event for interior designers, architects and facility management professionals.
“USFloors is delighted to bring innovation in the sustainable flooring category that the contract market has never before seen: Corboo™, which is our strand woven bamboo product infused with cork; and our natural oil finish strand woven products,” said Piet Dossche, President and CEO of USFloors.
According to Mr. Dossche, USFloors is the only flooring manufacturer that offers a natural oil finish on a strand woven bamboo product. This type of finish enhances the product’s surface visual and the product’s performance by making selective repairability possible. The initial contract product offering of natural oil finished strand includes strand woven bamboo in 9 colorways and strand Corboo™ in 4 colorways.
Products Featured at NeoCon 2009
An innovative twist on traditional strand woven bamboo, Corboo™ is infused with cork material that creates an elegant veining effect and improved sound absorption properties. This process is patent-pending to US Floors.
Featured colorways, L to R: Pearl, Earth and Cinnamon
USFloors is on an Eco-mission
From the raw materials to the manufacturing process to the company’s facility, USFloors builds environmental considerations into all aspects of its business. The company’s “eco-mission” is to transform environmentally-friendly materials, such as bamboo and cork, into beautiful flooring products by using the most sustainable manufacturing and distribution processes possible.
USFloors’ Natural Bamboo® products contribute to LEED credits for renewable materials and low-emitting products, and the Natural Cork® products satisfy LEED credits for renewable materials, recycled content, and low-emitting products. These products also meet the European E0 Standard for very low formaldehyde content. In addition, all USFloors products are well within compliance of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements for formaldehyde emissions. All of the materials that go into USFloors’ products meet or exceed stringent U.S. and European environmental standards; nothing is ever harvested from clear cut or unmanaged forests. USFloors fully supports the Lacey Act which is designed to prevent the import of illegally harvested wood and wood products into the United States.
USFloors is also pursuing LEED-EB certification for its manufacturing facility in Dalton, GA. Recent modifications to the facility include the installation of roof-top solar-voltaic panels and new energy efficient, zone-controlled T5 lighting system.
Based in Dalton, Georgia, USFloors (which is the brand moniker for Unique and Sustainable Floors) is a leading manufacturer of cork, bamboo and other hard wood flooring products for both residential and contract environments. For more information, please visit usfcommercial.com
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