Eco Friendly - in Our Products and in Our Company
In 2005, we established Ambient out of a love for the environment and the realization that homeowners need safe, high-quality bamboo flooring options. We care about the planet, and we want you to be confident that you are making a sound, green choice.

To be sure that our products are eco-friendly, we continually test them to ensure that they meet the highest standards. We have one of the strongest bamboo flooring finishes on the market. We also operate our business with health and sustainability in mind.





Here's a look at our eco-friendly approach:
 
Here's a look at our eco-friendly approach:
  • Classic

  • MR6, MR7*
  • 0.02 ppm
  • 2352
  • Strand Woven

  • MR6, MR7*, IEQ 4.4
  • 0.01 ppm
  • 3944
  • Click-Lock HDF

  • MR6, MR7*
  • 0.03 ppm
  • 1963
  • Hand Scraped Strand

  • MR6, MR7*, IEQ 4.4
  • 0.01 ppm
  • 3944
*By Special order, please inquire for detail Ambient Bamboo meets or exceeds standards
The Janka hardness test is preformed on the Natural color of each product carbonized versions are approximately 10% less hard.
LEED credits for flooring:
Ambient bamboo flooring contributes to the following LEED credits:

(MR) 6: Materials & Resources credit for Rapidly Renewable Resources

(MR) 7: Materials & Resources Certified Wood
(This LEED-certified flooring is available by special order - please contact us for information.)

(IEQ) 4.4:Indoor Environmental Quality credit for Low-Emitting Materials
 
LEED® credits for adhesive and membrane:
(IEQ) 4.1: Indoor Environmental Quality credit for Low-Emitting Adhesives
 
 
VOC Levels
Formaldehyde is found in many products including furniture, automobiles, plastics, carpeting and most clothing. Extreme levels can cause health issues. We voluntarily lab test all of our products for formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to make sure they are safe for you and your family. If you would like copies of our formaldehyde and VOC testing results, please contact us. Note: if you require zero-formaldehyde products, they are available by special order.

The following results are from the formaldehyde test of our bamboo flooring products.
Note: if you require zero-formaldehyde products, they area available by special order.

  • Classic: 0.02 ppm
  • Strand Woven: 0.01ppm
  • Click-Lock: 0.03 ppm
  • Click-Lock Hand Scraped: 0.01 ppm
  • Moisture barrier VOC compliancy
  • Bostik Ultra-Set SingleStep: 0 g/L
  • Adhesive VOC compliancy
  • Bostik D-321: 0 g/L

FSC
Ambient Bamboo Floors is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an independent, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC Pure certification means that we follow the highest social and environmental criteria when harvesting bamboo. Our certification number is COC-BV103487.
 
USGBC
We are also members of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction. USGBC developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) building rating system to promote green building practices. All Ambient bamboo flooring products contribute to LEED credits.

  • CARB Phases 1 & 2 - The California Air Resources Board has set strict emissions and indoor air quality standards. Phase 1 went into effect in 2009, and Phase 2 will go into effect in 2011. Ambient bamboo flooring qualifies under both Phase 1 and Phase 2 standards for extremely low formaldehyde levels (under 0.05 ppm for Phase 2) in our products.

  • OSHA Air Quality Standards - Ambient bamboo flooring also exceeds the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards regarding indoor air quality of less than 0.30 ppm of formaldehyde.

  • E1 & E0 - Our bamboo flooring exceeds the European indoor air quality standards E1 and E0, with formaldehyde emissions of "effectively zero."

  • ISO 14001 - Our factory meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 environmental management standards. This means we identify and control the environmental impact of our activities, products and services; we are committed to continually improving our environmental performance; and we have implemented a systematic approach to setting and achieving environmental objectives and targets.
  • ISO 9001 - Our factory meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 requirements, representing global quality standards for consistently producing products that satisfy customers' expectations.

 
We not only sell eco-friendly products, we also try to get our products from our warehouses to you in an environmentally friendly way

Shipping: We strongly encourage you to reuse or recycle our shipping products to the greatest extent possible.


Packing peanuts: We use packing FDA-approved peanuts made of organic cornstarch. They decompose in water leaving no toxic waste.


Stretch wrap: Our pallets are wrapped in stretch wrap made of 3% post-industry recycled content.


Boxes: Our shipping boxes are biodegradable and are made of 35% recycled material. If they are in good condition, we reuse them whenever possible.


Corrugated packing material: All of our corrugated packing material is made of 100% recycled content and is completely recyclable.


Sample boxes and envelopes: Our sample boxes and envelopes are manufactured using environmentally-friendly methods and are entirely recyclable.