It is part of the REPUBLIC FLOOR manufacturing process to carefully craft and comply with the most stringent wood manufacturing regulations imposed in the United States.
The most stringent of those standards is the CARB compliancy according to the California Environmental Protection Agency. CARB refers to the California Air Resources Board as governed by the California Environmental Protection Agency.
CARB’s mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollution.
Since January 1, 2009, manufacturers of wood products are required to prove their products meet the established Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) that sets upper limits on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products sold in California. It is the most stringent standard of them all due to the fact it caps emissions whereas other standards are based on averages. To be compliant, REPUBLIC FLOOR provides documentation of compliance and label products accordingly. CARB II, effective January 1, 2011, has defined guidelines for the entire production process that includes the manufacturer, distributor and fabricator of wood products.
REPUBLIC is a proud ‘green’ company that bears the standards of civil and environmental responsibilities with pride and sense of mission.