MOSO® Bamboo Products is headquartered in the Netherlands, so all products are certified by European organizations. These European standards are usually more strict than American standards, meaning these European bamboo products are safer and healthier flooring options.
For a healthy indoor climate it’s important that products used indoors have very low emissions and comply with the official European E1 norm (EN717-1). All MOSO® products meet this standard, while several MOSO® products even comply with E0, the strictest (unofficial) emission class available. Furthermore, all MOSO® bamboo floors have been rated A and A+ in France with respect to emissions of volatile organic compounds, the best classification possible! Tesoro Woods classifies all MOSO® bamboo products as Low VOC because the products emit less than 0.005ppm (parts per million) volatile organic compound chemicals as standardized by the state of California. Attached are the VOC Emission Report and the Formaldehyde Emission Report for MOSO® bamboo flooring products.
Through CE marking, the European Union demands various product categories to comply with highest quality requirements. This relates to safety, health, environment and protection of consumers. By affixing the CE marking to a product, a manufacturer declares that the product meets all the legal requirements for CE marking and can be sold throughout the European Economic Area. MOSO® already acquired the CE marking for all of its flooring products years ago. Recently MOSO® has taken the lead in the development of a CE marking for bamboo flooring specifically.
According to EN13501-1 the fire safety of flooring products can be classified ranging from A1fl (non-combustible) to Ffl (highly combustible). In order to comply with CE marking, all MOSO® floors were tested on fire safety providing a satisfactory result ranging from Bfl to Dfl. Comparably, products have an American Class B Fire Rating.
For more information about Tesoro Woods’ product certifications and third party certifying organizations, see our Environmental Attribute Guide.