Green Seal Certification is first-ever athletic wood floor, waterborne, one-component finish
Englewood, Colo., May 9, 2019 – Today Bona US, the world leader in hardwood floor installation, renovation and maintenance since 1919, announced it earned Green Seal® certification for Bona SuperCourt OPTUM™ the newest premium, one-component, waterborne athletic wood floor finish from Bona. The Green Seal GS-11 certification validates Bona SuperCourt OPTUM’s innovative formula as safe for the environment and is an industry first for one-component waterborne finishes.
“Bona didn’t just commit to reducing the environmental footprint of its hardwood floor finishing it sought out the most rigorous third-party certification in the nation to verify that this product meets the strictest standards of health, sustainability and performance in the marketplace,” said Doug Gatlin, CEO of Green Seal. “This achievement is especially impactful as Bona SuperCourt OPTUM is designed for K-12 educational settings, where its innovative formula reduces exposure to VOCs and human toxins and translates to safer, cleaner indoor air for students and staff.”
Bona SuperCourt OPTUM is a highly durable athletic wood floor finish with a vibrant gloss sheen. This premium one-component resin technology offers excellent flow and leveling with superior chemical resistance. As the newest innovation to Bona’s system of hardwood floor finish, care and maintenance offerings, Bona SuperCourt OPTUM makes recoating athletic wood floors easier and as effective as two-component finishing systems.
“When it comes to innovating beautiful and durable products for wood floors it’s just as important that we develop products that lessen the environmental impact,” said John Schierlmann, Director of Research & Development, Bona US. “I’m proud of the R&D team here at Bona who worked closely with Green Seal to get this product just right. From the product’s raw materials to the sourcing of a recycled container, sustainability was top-of-mind.”
Bona SuperCourt OPTUM meets Green Seal Standard GS-11 which establishes environmental, health, and performance requirements for certain architectural coatings that are intended to be applied on-site, and for stains, finishes, and sealers. The standard requires effective performance, minimized/recycled packaging, and protective limits on VOCs and human toxicity.
Green Seal is the nation’s premier independent eco-certification organization and globally recognized as defining transparency, integrity and proven environmental leadership in the marketplace. Green Seal uses life-cycle-based, multi-attribute standards to certify products and services that can prove they meet the strictest criteria for human health, reduced environmental impact and excellent performance. Operating as a nonprofit since its founding in 1989, Green Seal has certified thousands of products and services in over 450 categories, and is specified by countless schools, government agencies, businesses and institutions.
Bona SuperCourt OPTUM is exclusively available through Diversey’s wood care program which consists of 31 time-saving and appearance-enhancing solutions. Designed for K-12 educational facilities, the program features smart systems and a range of Bona products to simplify athletic wood floor recoating and care and protect this valuable school or building asset.
For more information about the wood care program, visit www.diversey.com/diversey-care/diversey-products/floor-care/wood-care.
Bona is an innovative, environmentally-conscious company dedicated to creating beautiful floors since 1919. Bona US, the North American subsidiary of BonaAB in Malmö, Sweden, manufactures and distributes floor and home care products. The first in the industry to offer a full system of waterborne hardwood floor finishing and floor care products certified for indoor air quality by GREENGUARD, these Bona products can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada. From residue-free hardwood floor cleaners to a beautiful array of stains and high durability finishes, consumers, distributors, contractors and cleaning professionals trust Bona. For more information, please contact Bona US at (800) 872-5515 or www.bona.com.