Reducing our environmental impact is a core value of Saloom Furniture Company. We incorporate these values in all areas of our business including our manufacturing process, materials, and in our new product development.
Since understanding the term “Green” when purchasing furniture can be confusing, we’ll keep it simple and provide you with the facts regarding our practices so that you can make an informed decision and understand how your Saloom Furniture purchase impacts the environment.
Built to Last
Perhaps the most important factor to consider in your furniture purchase is the investment you are making in a quality piece of furniture that will last for generations. This means that it will not end up as waste in a landfill, like cheaper, “disposable” furniture.
Made in America
Environmental laws and regulations in the United States are among the most stringent in the world. Therefore when you purchase furniture that is made in the USA you are assured that it adheres to these strict requirements. “American Made” also means that your furniture is not transported across oceans, which adds to energy consumption and air pollution.
Almost all the material in our products is maple that is grown here in the North Eastern United States, where forestry regulation and practices are strong, and maple resources are robust. In fact, there is even a group dedicated to creating more meadowland in the North East because the growth of our forest is so vigorous.
Our finish coatings have high solid percentages and are considered low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds). We use special spray guns that have a very high transfer efficiency. This means that most of the coating goes on the furniture, not up the stack.
We’re partnering with our Finishing Suppliers to develop waterborne coatings to further reduce our VOC emissions.
We use a minimal amount of foam in our packaging and recycle most of our corrugated cartons.
The path to minimizing our environmental impact is complex and never ending, but we are committed to continuous improvement. We will be adding more information here as we make further improvements.