Pravada Floors are constructed with the future in mind. Preserving Earth's abundant resources has never been more important than it is today. Pravada is dedicated to practicing sustainable harvesting, low formaldehyde emission and resource management. Pravada Floors maximize efficiency to cut down on raw materials, reducing the impact on the environment while maintaining the beauty and feel of wood. Our floors use less harvested raw wood material and the HDF core of our laminates is made up of 90% recycled wood. By using less, we waste less.
Under the Lacey Act, it is unlawful to import, export, sell, acquire, or purchase fish, wildlife or plants that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold: 1) in violation of U.S. or Indian law, or 2) in interstate or foreign commerce involving any fish, wildlife, or plants taken possessed or sold in violation of State or foreign law. .In 2008, the Lacey Act was amended to include a wider variety of prohibited plants and plant products, including products made from illegally logged woods, for import.
In April 2007, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency, unanimously voted to implement new limits for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products.The CARB regulation limits the formaldehyde in both raw compositie wood panels and finished products sold or used in California or abroad through third-party certification. Pravada Engineered floors follow guidelines for CARB limits for formaldehyde emissions and are CARB compliant.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) implemented standards to improve indoor air quality by tightening limits for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. In 2012, the CARB formaldehyde standard was made even more stringent – lowering the limit to 0.05 parts per million. This enhanced phase is often referred to as CARB 2. CARB Compliance requires third-party testing. PRAVADA LAMINATE AND ENGINEERED PRODUCTS MEET OR EXCEED CARB 2 REQUIREMENTS.