FloorScore® is a voluntary, independent certification program through which hard surface flooring and associated products are tested and certified to meet the criteria adopted in California for indoor air emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) causing potential health issues. The program uses a small-scale chamber test protocol and incorporates the VOC emission criteria developed by the California Department of Health Services, generally known as California Section 01350 (see Standard Method/CDPH/EHLB, V1.1. (February 2010) which can be accessed here).
The FloorScore® program was developed by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) in collaboration with Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) after several years of exhaustive testing of flooring products produced by flexible flooring manufacturers. The program incorporates the procedures and requirements of California Section 01350 and they are adapted to the certification of floorings used in typical buildings.