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What is the Lacey Act?

The Lacey Act, authored by Congressman John F. Lacey and first enacted in 1900, is the oldest wildlife protection statute on U.S. books. It was originally designed to combat trafficking in illegal wildlife, fish and some plants. The 2008 amendment to the Lacey Act expands the scope of protection to . . . Read more

What do CARB and ATCM Mean?

In 2007, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a new standard of formaldehyde emissions controls called the Airborne Toxics Control Measure (ATCM). The measure provides standard formaldehyde emissions ratings for all composite wood and manufactured wood products, including particleboard, hardwood, plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and also from finished products manufactured . . . Read more

Sound Transmission and Flooring Types

When it comes to flooring, the more muffled the sound, the better, especially in a multi-story building, house, apartment, or condominium. Fortunately, there are several good flooring choices with effective sound dampening properties. Sound is transmitted when hard objects, like hard-soled shoes, furniture, dropped objects, or even dog claws impact . . . Read more

Eco-Friendly Flooring

We hear a lot of buzz today about sustainability and eco-friendly products, but what does it really mean? To take an in-depth look at “green”, there are a lot of factors to consider, from impact on the global environment to the potential effect on you and your family. We also . . . Read more