At Drexel it’s not just about what we sell to our customers, it’s about what we do for our customers.
The following segment aired yesterday (March 1, 2015) on CBS – 60 Minutes. Lumber Liquidators Linked to Health and Safety Violations. Take a moment to watch the segment, as what was being reported is that Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards. Not just basic overages on emissions but such high amounts that scientist were thinking their equipment was broken as they were testing off the charts.
As a mom of 3 small children, and because here in Wisconsin we spend so much time in doors with our windows sealed tight, it really hit home. Could the laminate floor in our home be making my family sick? If you are like me, you’re a bit freaked out. I mean, if Lumber Liquidators is being featured, where did the flooring in my home come from? Does Drexel buy these same products?
In the last several hours I dug deep into the laminate products not only installed in my home, but also all those we carry here at Drexel Building Supply. After digging deeper I now feel completely reassured the floors in my home, and also all those we carry at Drexel are safe and they are not sourced from this same Chinese-made factory’s
Here is what I can now tell you:
- All of Drexel’s flooring products have been certified under one or more of the known associations that test and approve flooring.
- Drexel only partners with manufacturers that spot audit, test and certify all of their products from the actual wood to the adhesive used in the manufacturing process.
- Drexel can provide anyone copies of these certifications upon request
- Additionally Drexel makes sure that our suppliers follow a chain of custody procedure to assure that the manufactures know where their products have been and who handled them.
- Drexel partners with responsibly forested products
- All products are tested and meet US standards
I found that at Drexel our buying team, along with our trusted suppliers worried about your safety long before this 60 Minute segment aired. We made sure our products meet the safety requirements, so you don’t have to.
As a mom, I want to trust that the products I am buying are what they say they are. At Drexel our most important currency is your trust, and I was beyond excited to be able to share what I found the last few hours regarding this specific concern.
Drexel Flooring References:
- Mirage’s compliance with all CARB 2 requirments
- Jaeckle Laminate Flooring Statement
- Shaw Hardwood Laminiate Certification
- ARK Flooring: At a Glance
- Somerset Flooring FAQ’s
- Somerset Full Line Info
- Mercier Environmental Commitment
- Shaw: Epic CARB Compliance Info
- Mannington Mills Floor Score Cert
- LM Flooring Info
Assocations to Reference:
-Stacey Stoffel (mom of 3) and Drexel Culture, Customer Relations & Branding