The companies below—all advertisers in the August/September issue of WFB—have made impressive inroads toward protecting the wellbeing of consumers and wood flooring professionals, as well as the health of the global environmental overall. See below to discover how they have adopted environmental sustainability as a bedrock of their businesses.
PoloPlaz spent significant hours developing its Supreme Stain line that uses innovative technology and requires no change in application technique from legacy stains, it says. Supreme Stain offers coast-to-coast VOC compliance, less than three hours of in-service time and no lap lines, the company adds.
Stauf USA LLC
Stauf started its green initiative long ago, as it wanted to be at the forefront of the movement. Today, almost all of its products in the United States and Europe meet or exceed SCAQMD 1168 standards. The company says there isn't a way to get any greener and still be called an adhesive.
Ultra-Set SingleStep2 is a hardwood flooring adhesive, offering high-performance adhesive, moisture control and sound reduction membrane all in one. The formula includes recycled rubber material, and zero VOCs as calculated per SCAQMD Rule 1168. It meets USGBC LEED Version 4 BD+C, ID+C, the WELL Building Standard, and the ANSI/GBI 01 Green Building Assessment Protocol standards part of CDPH standards.
Delmhorst Instrument Co.
Delmhorst Instrument Co. is celebrating 75 years by introducing the new Navigator family of moisture meters—the BDX-20 and BDX-30. The BDX-30 features the new Edge app to customize meter settings and export data quickly and accurately, alleviating the need to use pen and paper for notes at the jobsite, the company says.
DriTac Flooring Products LLC
DriTac 7700 Easy Clean is a "green" sound/moisture control MS polymer wood flooring adhesive that cleans up easily from hardwood flooring wet or dry. This adhesive contributes to LEED credits and has been certified by CRI's Green Label Plus Program for Indoor Air Quality. DriTac 7700 does not contain any chemicals on the Living Building Challenge Red List.
Goodwin Company—Fine Antique Wood Flooring Since 1976
The Goodwin Company offers River-Recovered and building-reclaimed antique wood for the building design industry. Goodwin River-Recovered wood has more growth rings per inch than standing wood today—and the more growth rings, the stronger the wood, the company says. Goodwin has been crafting fine antique wood flooring since 1976.
Lignomat USA Ltd.
Lignomat has added calibrations for bamboo to its dual-depth meter, the Ligno-Scanner SDM. The 3/4-inch depth calibration can be used for full-thickness floor planks, whereas the 1/4-inch depth is ideal for bamboo, which usually comes in 5/8-inch or thinner. Besides bamboo, the Ligno-Scanner SDM can measure the moisture in all materials important for the floor installer and inspector.
Loba 2K ImpactOil is a durable two-component penetrating oil for wood surfaces. Loba 2K ImpactOil is based on natural ingredients and is 100% solvent-free.
Old Forest Wood
Old Forest Wood provides a new look for contemporary design and millennial preferences, the company says. It specializes in River-Recovered and reclaimed character wood flooring and walls. The wood is virgin-growth from trees 200 to 1,000-plus years old that have been preserved in southern river beds for up to 150 years.
The award-winning Orion 950 Smart Pinless Wood Moisture Meter features Bluetooth connection to smart device apps, EMC calculation, a built-in temperature and RH sensor, and dual depth moisture measurement. The Orion 950 is backed by an industry-leading seven-year warranty and comes with an on-demand calibrator, the company says.