Wicanders Receives GREENGUARD Certification

12 11 2008

Wicanders has done it again! The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) has recently awarded five product lines of Wicanders Cork Oak Floors with its prestigious GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® product performance certification.

The GREENGUARD Certification Program is voluntary. It identifies specific products that have been tested to ensure that their chemical and particle emissions meet stringent indoor air quality pollutant guidelines and standards.

“We are pleased to welcome Amorim Revestimentos, as a participating manufacturer in the GREENGUARD Certification Program,” stated Marilyn Black, Founder of GEI.  “With the Wincanders Cork Oak Floor product achieving this certification, Amorim Revestimentos continues to show its commitment to good indoor air quality.”


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Lung Association, the World Health Organization, and other public health and environmental organizations view indoor air pollution as one of the greatest risks to human health. Poor indoor air quality can lead to allergies, asthma, reproductive and developmental problems, cancer, and other health related issues. At a time when people spend over 90% of their time indoors, the GREENGUARD Certification mark is a valuable tool for architects, designers, product specifiers, and purchasing organizations that want to identify, locate, specify, and purchase off-the-shelf, low-emitting products for indoor environments.

Paulo Nogueira, Managing Director for the North American division of Amorim says “GREENGUARD Certification is another validation that Wicanders Cork Floors continue to meet and exceed some of the strictest guidelines for indoor air quality.”

A free, easy to use, online directory of GREENGUARD Certified products can be found at www.greenguard.org.

See you next time… And remember to keep it green!

Team Wicanders

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