Hearthwood: Sustainable Wood Flooring
As a Tennessee-made, family-owned business, Hearthwood seeks to create long-lasting, sustainable wood wood flooring. As part of a generational legacy, we understand our responsibility to the environment over the long term. Due to the lengthy growth cycles of hardwood timber, family-owned operations are often the best stewards of the forests, protecting them with management plans that span across generations. We are committed to preserving our natural resources because our future, and yours, depends on it.
Indoor Advantage Gold Certification
All Hearthwood water resistant wood flooring products have achieved the Indoor Advantage Gold certification for building materials. The Indoor Advantage Gold certification assures that building material products support a healthy indoor environment by meeting strict indoor air quality (IAQ) chemical emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). One of the built environment’s most trusted assurances of indoor environmental quality, Indoor Advantage Gold helps contribute to the LEED v4 standard in the Indoor Environmental Quality category, along with several other building schemes including BREEAM, WELL Building, and Living Building Challenge. It also aligns with both ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 and X7.1 and CA 01350. To be certified, products must be tested by independent labs for compliance with CDPH/EHLB Standard Method V1‐1 for VOC emissions of concerns. (Paints, coatings, sealants and adhesives must also meet VOC content requirement in addition to the IAQ emission standard). Click here for more information.
Certifications and Standards
Every real hardwood panel that we make is third-party verified for EPA TSCA Title VI and CARB compliance, making our sustainable wood flooring available for sale in states with the most stringent emission restrictions. With a consistent track record of acing indoor air quality tests for formaldehyde emissions, we were granted this certification. Upon renewal, we made another leap in the right direction by extending the certification to include products with HDF core materials.
As a family business, the safety of your family and our employees is of the utmost importance. We are the only hardwood flooring manufacturer who has achieved stringent EF 2012 Flooring Standard certification that speaks to the quality and repeatability of our manufacturing process.
Under the well-respected American National Standard for Engineered Wood Flooring, we were subject to internationally accredited third-party testing and inspection programs. This ensures a thorough assessment that demonstrates we have met each and every specification in the industry. Some considered factors within the HPVA Laboratories program include:
- Annual audits of quality control systems
- Inspection of manufacturing facilities
- Third-party product evaluations
- Accredited performance testing
Through meticulous, rigid testing of our water resistant wood flooring products to analyze dimensions and tolerance, formaldehyde emissions, glue bond delamination and more, we are granted this certification. By hitting the mark every time we are not only validating our products and process, but we are also able to continue to grow, innovate, and expand.
We are honored members of the following industry organizations: