Bruce-Eco-Friendly/Sustainable Floors

Eco Friendly/Sustainable Floors

 

Recycling and Environmental Stewardship

Both Bruce and Armstrong have in many years past recycled and taken care of the environment such as recycling cork waste for linoleum floors back in the 1900s to regrowing hardwoods to take the place of the ones they use for their floors today. Also, both Bruce and Armstrong are the top leaders that produce flooring in North America and they are dedicated to sustaining our natural resources and lowering our impact on the environment. Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring supplies both of these leading brands and more.

Corporate Sustainability

Around the world we are working toward lowering energy use, lowering water consumption, and upholding sustainable forest management methods.

 

Flooring Recycling Program

Bruce and Armstrong Floor Recycling Program has a closed-loop flooring recycling plan that aids conservation and shields natural resources, and lowers the environmental footprints of the new commodities. Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring backs this recycling plan all the way.

  • Within five years, we recycled more than 25 million pounds of old floors and created new floors.
  • Recycling that amount of flooring is the same as not driving a car one million miles.

 

 

 

USA Manufacturing

 

With more than 4,800 employees that work at our manufacturing and distribution plants in America and 1,200 extra in sales and corporate-supporting roles. Presently, both Bruce and Armstrong flooring has 15 local manufacturing facilities for our hardwood, vinyl sheet, and high quality vinyl tile commodities. If you need more information go to woodwudy.com.

 

Luxury Vinyl Tile

 

Every LVT flooring commodity is FloorScore verified for reduced VOC emissions so that you can trust that the indoor air quality in your home is safe for you and your family. Bruce and Armstrong take LVT sustainability even further by making these floors in an ISO 140001-certified facility (an Environmental Management System). If you need further information, look at the Environmental Product Declaration given by members of the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI). Also, if you need more any more details, go to woodwudy.com.

 

Laminate

 

Bruce and Armstrong both source laminate flooring from suppliers that create commodities to our specifications. Our guidelines must adhere to every environmental, health and safety requirements, including formaldehyde emissions, of the American federal government and, where necessary, regulatory agencies like the California Air Resources Board. The suppliers have their commodities examined at independent verified labs and then give certifications to us on a constant basis. We only take commodities that are verified to meet CARB requirements. Also, on a yearly basis, we then randomly examine our commodities at the Hardwood Products Veneer Association (HPVA) lab in Virginia for OSHA requirements. Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring proudly suppliers both Bruce and Armstrong products. Both Bruce and Armstrong have been in business for more than 150 years and we have continually stood by our commodities creating and selling flooring with honor. We try to make sure every one of our commodities meets the needs and wishes of our customers which keeps safety a priority in all that we do.

 

Hardwood

 

Hardwood floors can endure for years, which means that hardwood is a highly sustainable flooring choice. More than 90% of our volume is made here in America using domestic raw materials which enhance the sustainability of Bruce and Armstrong hardwoods. Also, we make tropical hardwoods by rehearsing sustainable forest management and lowering the impact of logging methods. Bruce and Armstrong aid the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) which is a nonprofit, educational facility committed to the preservation of exotic forests. We do not use species on the CITES list (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). For more information on this, check out woodwudy.com.

 

 

Carb Emissions Standard

 

Both Bruce and Armstrong commodities meet the emissions requirements under the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) Airborne Toxic Control Measure to lower formaldehyde emissions from combined wood products. This quality is thought to be the toughest emissions standard which is specially made for wood composite products. The FloorScore plan was initially made as an emissions quality for non-wood or resilient floor coverings. Even though wood commodities can certify without the FloorScore protocol, CARB verification is the main emissions standard used by the flooring industry. If you have any questions, look to woodwudy.com.

 

 

Sustainability Features

*This only applies to particular commodities. Check Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring to find out which products this applies to.

  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) cerification obtainable for solid and engineered hardwood.*
  • The engineered hardwood flooring of Bruce and Armstrong has been verified as a reduced emission (low VOC) wood commodity.
  • Lock&Fold installation- Does not require adhesive.*
  • Parquet flooring obtainable and created with scrap material.
  • 5/16” solid hardwood- only utilizes half the amount of wood than time honored solid wood.
  • Recycled hardwood obtainable from Homerwood.
  • Most of the wood that we utilize in local hardwood flooring is made from the Appalachian Hardwood area where there is a total of 2+ trees for all trees harvested.

 

 

Sustainability Features

What is FSC?

FSC represents the Forest Stewardship Council and it is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization set up to advocate the responsible management of the globe’s forests.

Does Bruce and Armstrong have any FSC verified production plants?

Yes, they both have an organizational FSC Chain of Custody certification (FSC C006997) which incorporates Beverly, WV, Somerset, KY, Oneida, TN and Vicksburg, MS.  Customers with further questions should look to Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring.

 

Awards

Green Building Council

Bruce and Armstrong are original members of the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

Tropical Forest Foundation

Both Bruce and Armstrong aid the Tropical Forest Foundation which is a non-profit, educational facility committed to the preservation of exotic forests through sustainability forestry. If you need more details, look up woodwudy.com.

  

Builder Magazine 2015 Brand Use Study, Wood Flooring
Armstrong Ad in Builder Magazine - 2015

Design Journal Magazine, ADEX Platinum Award:
Artesian Hand-Tooled, Birch Chutney Spice

Design Journal Magazine, ADEX Gold Award:
Performance Plus, Cherry Sugared Honey

 

 

 

 

 

LEED® for Homes

LEED Points

Comments

Requirement

Eligible Bruce/Armstrong Product

Points

LEED-Approved Flooring Types

  • Linoleum
  • Cork
  • FSC-certified or reclaimed wood
  • Sealed concrete
  • Recycled-content flooring
    (minimum of 25% post-consumer content)

45% of total floor spaces use one or a combination of these products

Linoleum, FSC-Certified Wood

0.5

90% of total floor spaces use one or a combination of these products

Linoleum, FSC-Certified Wood

Additional 0.5 added to above for total of 1 point

100% of flooring in home is hard surface

All Bruce/Armstrong resilient, wood and laminate products

0.5

FloorScore™ Certified Hard Surface Flooring

Hard surface flooring used in FloorScore certified

Linoleum, all vinyl sheet and vinyl tile

0.5

Locally Manufactured Floorng

Flooring must be extracted, processed and manufactured within 500 miles of the home.

Manufacturing Chart

0.5

 

 

 

Community Involvement

 

Armstrong flooring aids homes for troops. Bruce and Armstrong floor commodities is the select flooring supplier to Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization that makes specially adapted homes for severely wounded veterans. Between 2013 to 2016, a part of the sales from the latest American Scrape hardwood collection aid the American product donation for an average of 100 homes made throughout the country. Commodities given through the sponsorship include Alterna Luxury Vinyl, with a textured, flat surface for protection against slips and provides warmth underfoot, Beckford Plank Hardwood, and Turlington Signature Series collections. Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring has more details about this so contact them for information.

 

Homes for our Troops

This organization makes specially changed homes for soldiers who have been badly wounded in combat operations since September 11, 2001. Every home is made at no cost to the soldier through the assistance of individuals, foundations, and corporate contributors, like Bruce and Armstrong. Homes for Our Troops has made more than 130 specially modified homes in 38 states. Look at a map of up to date home building projects. For those interested in this organization, contact Woodwudy Wholesale Flooring for more facts.

 

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