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All of Greenfloors Commercial Carpet Cushion meet EPA's environmental guidelines.

Greenfloors carpet cushion and flooring underlayment has the same or BETTER industry performance standards as other carpet pad. We back our carpet cushion and flooring underlayment with the same or BETTER warranties for high traffic wear and fire rating given similar appropriate uses.
 Our carpet pads do not contain many of the dangerous chemicals being banned in carpet pads today such as PBDE's (to learn more about carpet pad bans in the Europe and the USA (Click Here.)
 

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 Safe Step Commercial Carpet Cushion  -  COMMERCIAL - HOSPITALITY - RESIDENTIAL
Best In-Door Air Quality / Lowest Total VOC Emissions of any carpet pad*
Our mechanically frothed h.d. commercial cushion treated with antimicrobial is time tested & proven to bring unparalleled comfort to tired aching feet, legs, and muscles and help prevent carpet face yarn mating and crushing. Double Glue (Rolling Wheel) or Stretch-In, cushion side up, fabric side down.)

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 Defender Carpet Cushion (commercial use)
GreenFloors Defender Carpet Cushion is made from 100% post industrial recycled materials. The carpet cushion is economical, extremely dense, and stable.

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 Wool Carpet Cushion
Our Wool Carpet Cushion is made from 100% sheep wool with no added dyes or chemicals added. Wool absorbs odors, VOC's and Formaldehyde thereby promoting healthier indoor air quality (fact.) Wool has a low flammability rating and is self-extinguishing.

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 Acoustic Wool Underlayment
Our Acoustic Wool Underlayment is made from 100% sheep wool for click, engineered, laminate and hardwood floors. Wool absorbs odors, VOC's and Formaldehyde thereby promoting healthier indoor air quality (fact.) GreenFloors Acoustic underlayment significantly reduces floor impact noise and sound transmission to adjacent and living spaces below.

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 Safe Step Carpet Pad  7/16" or  5/16"
Best In-Door Air Quality / Lowest Total VOC Emissions of any carpet pad* / Ideal for Individuals Who Suffer from Neurotoxic Disease, Asthma and Allergies. Made of Visco Elastic Material Memory Foam / Superior to Rebond, Rubber, Synthetic Fiber, and Prime

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INFORMATION AND LAWS ABOUT PBDEs & NON TOXIC CARPET PAD
         AB 2516
                                                                
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          Date of Hearing:   April 25, 2006

           ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND TOXIC MATERIALS
                                  Ira Ruskin, Chair
                  AB 2516 (Tran) - As Introduced:  February 23, 2006
           
          SUBJECT
 :   Toxic Substances: PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) - * These toxic chemicals can be found in recycled carpet pad

           SUMMARY  :   Provides a temporary exemption to the ban on the processing of recycled materials containing PBDEs. *Proposal to ban PBDEs from carpet pad among other consumer products making less toxic carpet pad

          Specifically,  this bill  :

          Creates a temporary exemption, sunsetting on January 1, 2011, to the ban on the processing of recycled materials, in accordance 
          with all applicable state and federal laws, that contain more than one-tenth of one percent pentaBDE or octaBDE.

           EXISTING  LAW:   Bans the manufacture, process, distribution in commerce of a product, or a flame retardant part of a product 
          containing more than one-tenth of one percent of pentaBDE or octaBDE after June1, 2006.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   Unknown

           COMMENTS :
           
             1.   PBDE's
 Manufacturers of consumer products commonly add flame-retardant chemicals to plastics and other flammable 
               materials to reduce the risk of fire.  Brominated flame retardants are chemicals that reduce the spread of fire in 
               a variety of common products such as electronic casings, polyurethane foam, and commercial textiles. The most studied brominated flame retardants are the polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) which were first introduced into the market thirty years ago.

               PBDEs are closely related in structure and behavior of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are known to have neurotoxic and carcinogenic action and were banned by Congress in 1976.  Such similarity of the chemicals' molecular structures raises concern about potential biological hazards associated with PBDEs.

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               Studies suggest that PBDEs, carried by women and passed on to their babies in the womb, may cause damage to the 
               nervous system during development and disrupt thyroid endocrine balance.  Researchers believe that they may 
               impair intelligence and motor skills in children
. According to the author, Swedish studies show that the levels of PBDE in human breastmilk have increased 40-fold since 1972.  North American breastmilk samples contain 40 times the amount of PBDEs found in Swedish samples and as mentioned above, breast tissue from a San Francisco Bay Area women show some of the highest levels of PBDE yet found in people.
 

             2.   Need for the bill   According to the Carpet Cushion Council, adoption of laws banning pentaBDE without 
               providing exemptions for recycled material / recycling have a profound adverse effect upon the recycling industry, the 
               retailers and distributors of carpet cushion, the manufacturers of bonded carpet cushion, and the public.  
               PBDE bans without exemptions for recycling will render the take-up foam carpet cushion valueless. This results in 
               collectors and recyclers declining to handle what had been  recyclable materials, leaving to the retailer or 
               distributor the task and expense of dealing with the removed materials in the form of increased trash disposal 
               load and accompanying costs.  

             3.   Arguments in opposition:
  Opponents to the measure state that the risk to human health and the environment is too 
               great to allow pentaBDE and octaBDE back into peoples' homes.  They view the measure as a loophole to the original 
               law that should not be allowed. * Allowing un healthy carpet pad in our homes


             4.   Other States
 :  Eight states (California, Hawaii, Illinois, Oregon, Maryland, Michigan, Maine and New York) 
               have enacted bans limiting pentaBDE and octaBDE in products.  Some of these states allow an exemption from the 
               ban for recycling/ recycled materials.  Six states have permanent exemptions for  metallic recyclables  (including 
               California). Three states (Illinois, Maryland, and Michigan) permanently exempt processing of  recycled  material / recycling  from the ban.  Two additional states (Maine and New York) are interpreted as exempting recycled material / recycling.

              5.   Legislative History

              
 AB 302 (Chan) Chapter 205, Statutes of 2003 established the  ban on pentaBDE and octaBDE with a permanent exemption for 
               metallic recyclables and an effective date of January 1,  2008.  
         
 
               AB 2587 (Chan) Chapter 641, Statutes of 2004) changed the effective date of the ban to June 1, 2006 and made 
               technical, clarifying changes to definitions.

           REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION  :

           Support

         
 Carpet Cushion Council
          Carpet Pad Recycling
          Champion Polymer Recycling
          Carpenter Comfort Cushioning Products
          Danny Recycling, Inc.
          Eastern Impressions
          Foamex International, Inc.
          Legget and Platt, Inc.  Urethane Division
          S and D Carpet Pad Recycling
          Sunrise Pad and Foam
          Sunshine Pad and Foam Recycling
          Union Recovery

           Opposition

         
 California Communities Against Toxics
          Environment California
          Planning and Conservation League
          California Safe Schools
          Healthy Children Organizing Project
          Breast Cancer Fund
          Learning Disabilities Association of California
          Sierra Club California
          Environmental Working Group
          One Individual

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           Analysis Prepared by  :    Caroll Mortensen / E.S. & T.M. / (916) 
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