Mullican Flooring’s Moisture Mat Exceeds California’s Indoor Air Quality Standard Requirements

Mar 24, 2015 | Mullican Flooring

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Mullican Flooring, a leading manufacturer of quality hardwood floors, recently received notification that its hardwood flooring underlayment has exceeded the emission requirements in California’s Section 01350 Indoor Air Quality legislation — the most stringent test requirement for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in North America.

The company’s underlayment product, known as Moisture Mat, features a moisture vapor permeance of less than one, which means it is a superior vapor retarder under wood flooring applications. By reducing the rate of moisture migration below the floor system and allowing the wood to acclimate gradually, Moisture Mat helps increase the useful life and appearance of finish surfaces by protecting against moisture-related floor problems such as buckling, cupping or cracking.

“Moisture Mat is an example of Mullican Flooring’s continued commitment to product safety,” says Brian Greenwell, vice president of sales and marketing for the Johnson City, Tennessee-based company. “We are proud to offer such a high-quality product that is designed to effectively protect hardwood flooring from moisture-related issues.”

Consisting of two layers of kraft paper laminated with asphalt, Moisture Mat is a non-reinforced 10/30/30 duplex-type Grade “B” paper. Considered to be cleaner and easier to work with than other materials, Mullican’s Moisture Mat is less likely to trap moisture condensation between it and the subfloor due to its semi-permeable material. It also acts as a “slip sheet” to minimize dust and reduce noise.

Mullican ranks among the nation’s top five hardwood flooring producers and operates additional manufacturing facilities in Norton, Virginia; Holland, New York; and Ronceverte, West Virginia. The company manufactures and sells many different styles of prefinished solid and engineered flooring products via a network of 40 distributors and 5,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada. For more information about the company and its products, visit

More about Mullican Flooring

Founded in 1985, Mullican Flooring is known for its diverse range of products and for introducing the hardwood flooring industry’s first solid hardwood products that carry a lifetime moisture warranty.

The company is a charter member of the National Wood Flooring Association’s Responsible Procurement Program and has achieved multiple certifications to demonstrate its support of proper forest management. All of Mullican’s domestic products are allowed to carry the “verified sustainable” seal of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc.


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