Columbia Commercial to Offer Formaldehyde- Free Hardwood Flooring

Columbia Commercial Flooring recently announced plans to roll out formaldehyde- free, FSC-certified engineered hardwood flooring to the commercial segment in 2007. Available by special order at first, with plans for a wholesale conversion of its engineered hardwood flooring plant in Danville, VA, Columbia Commercial will market its formaldehyde-free flooring as PureBondTM- the brand created by parent company Columbia Forest Products for its decorative hardwood plywood. The panel producer converted all of its hardwood plywood plants to formaldehyde-free manufacturing processes in 2005, and PureBond has become a fast-growing brand in the green-building, architecture and design, and environmental health communities. Columbia Commercial sources veneers and core material from its parent company's veneer and plywood mills, eight of which are FSC-certified, to make its environmentally certified, engineered hardwood flooring. For more information, go to