DANVILLE, VA – Columbia Commercial announced plans to distribute formaldehyde-free, FSC-certified engineered hardwood flooring to the commercial market in 2007. The company plans to market its formaldehyde-free flooring as PureBond, the brand created by parent company Columbia Forest Products. Initially, the new flooring will be available by special order, with plans for a wholesale conversion of Columbia Commercial’s engineered hardwood flooring plant in Danville.

The PureBond hardwood flooring will be launched in domestic species of oak, maple and pecan, in 3-inch and 5-inch widths. It will be available throughout the company’s North America distribution network.

“Sustainability and environmental health are extremely important issues in the architecture and design world,” said Lance Rooney, Columbia vice president of sales and marketing. “Being able to offer both formaldehyde-free and FSC-certified hardwood flooring to the commercial market is not only a point of differentiation in the marketplace, it’s something we believe is crucial to our future.”

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