This “Kars” “Oak Meno” flooring sample from Green Building Supply (pictured here, sent to me in December of 2019) had the following readings when tested with an XRF Instrument:
Front surface of panel:
- Niobium (Nb): 1,438 +/- 33 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 28 +/- 3 ppm
- Palladium (Pd): 14 +/- 3 ppm
- Platinum (Pt): 147 +/- 35 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 62 +/- 28 ppm
- Indium (In): 39 +/ 7 ppm
Back surface of panel:
- Niobium (Nb): 1,512 +/- 36 ppm
- Palladium (Pd): 17 +/- 3 ppm
- Platinum (Pt): 136 +/- 38 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 30 +/- 14 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 73 +/- 31 ppm
- Indium (In): 48 +/ 7 ppm
“Tell me more about XRF testing, Tamara…”
Tests results are science-based and replicable. All tests are done for a minimum of 60 seconds unless otherwise noted. Tests are repeated multiple times to confirm the results, using a freshly calibrated XRF instrument testing in consumer goods mode. To learn more about the specifics for the testing reported here on this blog, click here.
This product seems like a nice solid-wood product (it has three layers but each layer appears to be solid wood – check out the image below) and is something I might choose for my own home if I were to go the “wooden floor” route the next time around (I am planning on concrete floors for the eventual new rebuild of my kitchen – but who knows, I may change my mind!)
For those interested in additional reading:
- Additional products from Green Building Supply that I have tested.
- Additional flooring products that I have tested.
- Additional wood products I have tested.
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Side view of the plank: