(NAUF) No Added Urea Formaldehyde Bamboo Floors

Our floors are tested annually to ensure they meet the most strict air quality standards in the world.

Ambient is the only bamboo flooring brand that voluntarily, randomly and extensively tests its products for safety and off-gassing every single year to ensure our products are safe for our customers. Ambient has achieved a record 14 straight years of test results showing "effectively zero" off-gassing in our bamboo and eucalyptus flooring, an unparalleled achievement in our industry.

If that weren't enough, Ambient has also achieved FloorScore certification, and our floors comply with Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TCSA). All of our adhesives are ultra-low VOC and zero VOC as well. Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and our employees, whose families and friends live, work and play on our floors too. Feel free to download our certificates and test results below!

Emissions Standards and Ambient Bamboo Floors

Finished goods tests performed on Ambient bamboo floors fall within the strictest air quality standards

Term Strand Bamboo T&G Strand Eucalyptus T&G Click-Lock HDF Classic T&G
Contributing LEED CREDITS MR6, MR7*, IEQ 4.4 MR6, MR7*, IEQ 4.4 MR6, MR7* MR6, MR7*
CARB Phase 2 (.05ppm)
CARB Phase 1 (.08ppm)
E0 European (.07ppm)
E1 European (.10ppm)
OSHA (U.S.) (.30ppm)
* Available by special order

All Ambient product testing is conducted by an independent third party U.S. laboratory.

Below we post the last 5 years of test reports so you can see how safe Ambient's floors are yourself!





  • Description FSC®

    The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), an independent, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC 100% certification means that the highest social and environmental criteria are followed when harvesting bamboo.


    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 went into effect in 2011.

    OSHA Air Quality Standards

    Ambient bamboo flooring also meets 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 meets 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.

    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.

Formaldehyde-Free Flooring

Bamboo flooring without formaldehyde is impossible to achieve, but Ambient bamboo floors come very close to just that. They’re so close that, with “effectively zero” formaldehyde emissions, they fully meet the NAUF standards. The reason it is so difficult to achieve 100% formaldehyde-free flooring, or formaldehyde-free products in general, is that formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring organic compound that’s found in everything. To read more about our bamboo flooring without formaldehyde and the other safety features of Ambient bamboo floors, please check out our blog post here.

More good Stuff

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


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.


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.


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