Urea Formaldehyde-Free Bamboo Floors | Ultra Low VOC

All Ambient® floors meet the CARB Phase II indoor air standard, the most strict in the world.

Our T&G floors are urea formaldehyde free (NAUF - No Added Urea Formaldehyde) and are harvested from FSC certified or well managed forests.

Emissions Standards Met By Ambient Floors

Our floor meet the most stringent indoor air standards in the world!

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)
Ambient Bamboo meets this standard
* Available by special order

Eco-Friendly Glossary

Including other ways in which we try to reduce our carbon footprint

Term Description
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


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 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. 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.

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.

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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