How to Care for your UV Cured Finished Floor

Now let’s say you bought and installed your new floors… You’re excited, you’re happy, and it feels like home. Your new company compliments your new floors, the kids are enjoying play-time, and you wonder: Can anything go wrong? The truth is, floors should be maintained and kept clean. Here is a guide on how to … Read more

What to Look For When Buying a Vinyl Floors

House vs. Commercial – Some main parameters to look for when browsing vinyl floors include: The Construction is Waterproof Solid Polymer Core (SPC) SPC flooring (solid polymer core sometimes known as rigid core, stone plastic composite or even MLF) is one of the better quality luxury vinyl products and has captured the imaginations of consumers … Read more

Did You Know, Floors Expand?

Hardwood Floor Expansion – Happy Fun Fact Flooring Fridays! Did you know floors expand and contract based on the atmospheric environment? Humidity is the main factor that changes how floors expand or shrink. But how and why is this the case?  Wood is a natural product and as such expands and contracts with changes in … Read more

HF Design’s Environmental Concern

VOCs and why should homeowners be concerned.


Did You Know?

A majority of the flooring sold in North America today is made overseas. However, manufacturing practices and environmental standards do not mimic those of top quality manufacturers like HF Design. Therefore, environmental concern has brought to the forefront, the need to have your products tested and trusted. For example, if you are using a pre-finished wood floor, you want to make sure it meets or exceeds the guidelines for low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), which negatively impacts indoor air health quality. 

Floral Tan and Fog Mist from the Cortona Maxx Collection.

Why is this important?

Exposure to VOCs themselves can cause a variety of health effects, including irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches and the loss of coordination; nausea; and damage to the liver, kidneys, or central nervous system. This causes environmental concern surrounding how distributors can ensure the safety of the individuals living on these floors daily.

Luckily here at HF Design, consumers have the option to shop with flooring that bears the FloorScore® IAQ Certification,  GREENGUARD seal, and is CARB II Compliant.


FloorScore® is the most recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and under-layments. This certification helps promotes safer, healthier work and home environments.






The GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard includes health-based criteria for additional chemicals. Products need to have low VOC emissions levels to help ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments like school

s and healthcare facilities. Furthermore, GREENGUARD Certification ensure that products have low chemical emissions, including VOCs such as formaldehyde. These chemicals are responsible for the scent you might notice on mattresses, your baby’s new crib, or new flooring.





A product holding the CARB Phase certification signifies that the product releases a low amount of formaldehyde. CARB2 is a certification process instituted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce formaldehyde emissions and protect the public from airborne toxic contaminants. The CARB phase 2 certification signifies that the product releases a low enough amount of formaldehyde to be considered safe.



Help Us Commit to a New Tomorrow!

These certifications are just a few that demonstrate our commitment to the health and environmental concern of homeowners in North America. Our efforts in minimizing our carbon footprint have been successful. Incorporating responsible environmental practices in all aspects of our operations has led us to providing the safest floors for our consumers! Browse our Hardwood and Laminate floors today!

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DIY VS. Professional Installation

It’s all about its performance!   DIY on the Rise Are you more of a ‘do-it-yourselfer’? Or you’d rather have your projects done for you? This is what separates the DIY crowd from the average audience. The DIY culture has risen in the midst of COVID-19 March 2020. Then trending popularity, proving to be cost … Read more

Interior Design and Flooring

Flooring sets the foundation of a space. Flooring is a crucial part of any interior design and can easily make or break your space. While our first interaction with a space is visual, the first physical contact a person will have with your space is the flooring.    Foundation It serves as a foundation to … Read more

Laminate Flooring

“Its performance is its moneymaker!”   The Value Today’s floors are expected to handle the wear and tear of a family, pets, environmental conditions, etc. When choosing a new floor for your family home, it is very essential to focus on flooring that is able to perform very well for years on end with little … Read more