Certifications & Standards

We take pride in providing American-made, certified products that meet our industry standards.

Forest Stewardship Council ® Certifications

All four of Mullican’s manufacturing plants hold  Forest Stewardship Council ®

(FSC ® C003233) chain-of-custody designations. And, Mullican was the first American hardwood flooring manufacturer in the industry to produce a FSC®-certified, solid domestic floor.

FSC®  is the world’s oldest and most viable organization devoted to environmentally friendly forestry, and we have brought more than 30 FSC ® products to the market—including engineered and exotic floor selections, in addition to solid domestic selections. All of these products carry the FSC® logo, which means that all entities in Mullican’s supply chain for these products, from the Appalachian forestlands where we harvest our raw material to our distributors, also hold FSC ® certification credentials and meet FSC ® standards. 

Mullican’s FSC ® products can be used by builders and architects for LEED projects, which require 50 percent of their wood-based materials be FSC ®-certified. LEED certification is a rating system established by the  U.S. Green Building Council for assessing environmentally sustainable construction. Through this system, builders can acquire credits or points on projects if specific “green” standards are met, such as the use of FSC ® wood products.

For more information on the FSC ® and the certification process, visit ​www.fsc.org or www.usgbc.org.

Mullican Flooring FSC Certificate

AHMI Verified Sustainable

In 2007, the U.S. Forest Service released data for the Appalachian Mountains—the source of Mullican’s raw timber—which indicates that an average of 2.29 new trees were growing for every one that dies or is harvested.

As a result, Mullican Flooring has earned the right to place an Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. (AHMI) verified sustainable logo on all of our prefinished domestic products. Notably, Mullican was the industry’s first domestic hardwood producer to promote AHMI Verified Sustainable Appalachian timber.

For more information on the AHMI Verified Sustainable program, visit appalachianhardwood.org

Mullican Flooring AHMI Verified Sustainable Certificate

California Air Resource Board (CARB) compliance

Mullican Flooring’s engineered and solid products are California Air Resource Board (CARB) compliant. CARB standards cap hardwood plywood’s formaldehyde emissions at 0.05 parts per million (ppm).

Mullican Flooring CARB Phase 2 Certificate

Mullican Flooring is approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to be an ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde resin (ULEF) manufacturer of composite wood products destined for sale, supply or use in California.

Mullican Flooring ULEF Certificate

Responsible Procurement Program

As an industry leader, we partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to develop the Responsible Procurement Program for hardwoods (RPP).

Mullican Flooring and the NWFA recognize the need to assure consumers that a flooring product is produced with care and concern for the environment. RPP has helped to provide this assurance by introducing the "U.S. Renewing Forests" label into the marketplace.

This label delivers a clear, two-fold message: 1) Hardwood growth exceeds loss and removal from our hardwood forests at the state level, based upon U.S. Forest Service data; and 2) Timber, logs and wood were not harvested from controversial sources, such as illegally logged or highly valued conservation areas, to produce this product. 

The U.S. Renewing Forests label solidifies the industry's position in domestic markets and better positions the industry in the global marketplace.

Mullican Flooring Responsible Procurement Policy Certificate
Mullican Flooring Responsible Procurement Policy 

FloorScore® Certified

FloorScore® is the most recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and underlayments. Developed by SCS with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), a leading industry trade association of flooring manufacturers and suppliers, it qualifies for many green building schemes including LEED v4, WELL, BREEAM, and CHPS.

All of our prefinished products meet the FloorScore® certifcation.
Solid Hardwood FloorScore® certifcate
Engineered Hardwood FloorScore® certifcate

U.S. Lacey Act

Mullican Flooring fully supports the 2008 amendment to the Lacey Act, which controls the illegal importation of harvested timber into the United States. Any wood that has been harvested or transported in violation of a law or regulation of the country in which it was sourced is considered to be illegal timber. U.S.-based buyers of foreign wood can be prosecuted even if they have no knowledge that their timber was illegally sourced, and can face prison terms or fines up to $250,000 for each violation.

Achieving certifications through such organizations as the FSC or RPP of the National Wood Flooring Association is one way flooring manufacturers can safeguard their companies against inadvertent violations.

For more information, review the World Wildlife policy.

Supply chain standards

Mullican Flooring is dedicated to creating the highest-quality hardwood flooring in the world through environmentally sound manufacturing practices. We strongly support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor, child exploitation, slavery, and human trafficking.

Mullican Flooring and its employees are expected to follow applicable laws, rules, and regulations in effect in the countries and jurisdictions in which the company does business. In addition, employees are to conduct business in an ethical manner. The company requires its suppliers, vendors, and contractors to do the same. Mullican Flooring depends on its suppliers to ensure they are following applicable laws.

Mullican Flooring occasionally conducts audits and verifications within the supply chain to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, and ethical conduct. Mullican Flooring generally does not hire third parties to conduct audits or verifications for such purposes.

In addition, Mullican Flooring encourages its suppliers to carry the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), which, among other standards, requires adherence to the protection of workers’ rights and welfare, and safeguarding the basic rights of workers. PEFC also requires certified members to recognize the principle of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC), the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, and ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.

Mullican Flooring routinely evaluates ways it can improve its business operations, including methods to ensure against human trafficking in its supply chain. Inquiries regarding Mullican Flooring’s supply chain management may be addressed to our Marketing Department at marketing@mullicanflooring.com

Covid-19 Procedures And Requirements
Mullican Flooring
Covid-19 Procedures and Requirements
  • Extensive communication of CDC guidelines for Hygiene (written, tv screens and verbal).
  • We have asked all employees to wash hands with soap and water multiple times throughout the day.
  • Extensive communication of Symptoms – written, tv screens, and posted at entry’s. All employees know that they are to monitor temperatures and other symptoms and not to come to work if present. We maintain a log of anyone with symptoms and require absence of fever for 48 hours with no medication to return to work if just sick for any reason. If COVID symptoms they must get tested or be quarantined for 14 days (now 10 days). If they are exposed by someone or at work they must quarantine and be tested. They must get cleared by Dr. to return to work.
  • We take temperatures of all employees using no touch thermometers prior to starting their shift.
  • We ask any employees that test positive if they agree to have their diagnosis shared with employees in their work area. If they agree, we tell others that they came in direct contact with who they are. If they don’t we don’t use their name but do still explain to coworkers that someone in their work area tested positive. They of course can figure out who but we have not given information the employee didn’t want us to. We have also asked people to give us 2 hours to notify people before they post on Facebook or other social media. This is so that people are not panicked. We also share an information update about what is going on with our site and others and impact to the business so people feel informed.
  • We adjusted our line speeds and moved people to get them 6 feet apart.
  • We have distributed masks to all employees. It is mandatory for all employees to wear a mask/face covering.
  • We have increased cleaning and have full time people on all shifts cleaning constantly, especially the high touch areas.
  • We have placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the plant and offices.
  • We removed small booths in break room and replaced with larger tables to allow more spacing.
  • We put lines on the floor to show 6t distance
  • We have hands free faucets and hands-free dryers/hands free paper towel dispensers in most areas.
  • We leave any doors we can open so employees don’t have to touch them. Doors that can’t be left open we put foot “pulls” on that you pull open with your foot.
  • Truck Drivers are required to stay in their trucks or outside the building while being loaded or unloaded and have provided portable restrooms for them.
  • We have employee meetings in small groups now instead of larger groups.
  • We stopped all outside visitors from entering the plant in 2020, but now require temperature checks and masks for any visitors that have scheduled appointments.
  • We have not penalized employees under the attendance policy that miss work due to Covid symptoms.
  • All salaried employees working in the plant or office are Covid tested once a week.
  • An incentive of $100 is offered to any employee that completes the Covid vaccine and provides documentation.
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