60 Minutes CARB Follow-Up

A recent 60 Minutes broadcast on the subject of laminate flooring sourced by a national flooring retailer from China has raised many questions about laminate and engineered hardwood products. As you can imagine we've fielded a number of questions from consumers about the products we sell and the manufacturers and suppliers we work with.MOHAWK: "Our promise to our customers is to provide the highest quality laminate and engineered hardwood flooring products that meet strict U.S. Guidelines."
  • The vast majority of Mohawk’s laminate products are manufactured in the U.S.
  • Laminate and engineered wood flooring manufactured and sold by Mohawk Industries has been tested in accordance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and meets CARB Phase 2 standards.
To read more about the health and sustainability certifications of Mohawk's laminates and hardwoods, click here. METROPOLITAN HARDWOODS: "We are committed to producing flooring to a new certification standard that goes far beyond CARB in multiple ways." 
  • Kentwood is Metropolitan's primary wood collection and includes both solid and engineered material. Every product within this line, be it Originals, Elements or Couture, that is produced with MDF or plywood components is produced as CARB P2 Compliant. (Note that some production types within Kentwood do not fall within the CARB program, such as solid material.)
  • Evoke Laminate comes in five collection groups, all of which have passed the Section 01350 emission testing. It includes the European produced Au Naturel collection which is also FSC certified. All lines are CARB P2 Compliant. Some lines contain recycled content and others have rapidly renewable content, production conditions which are desired by some green building programs.
Several other suppliers here locally have contacted us in the last week to collectively confirm that, among other things, they do not purchase products from factories that supply Lumber Liquidators, their factory partners test products every 3 months, and all  imported products meet formaldehyde emission testing standards.To learn more, we encourage you to read the recently released CARB FAQ sheet on CARB Compliant Flooring.For additional questions, please give us a call or stop by our showroom.###