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Sustainable vinyl flooring from Armstrong Flooring

 Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sustainable vinyl flooring solutions from Armstrong Flooring. “Armstrong Flooring has made a concerted effort to improve pre- and post-consumer recycling by reusing process scrap in our plants, and also implementing the On&On Recycling Program that recycles old flooring. ” — Yon Hinkle, vice president product innovation, Armstrong Flooring.

“Beauflor initiates multiple projects per year to reduce energy consumption, save water and improve efficiencies. These projects are carefully implemented and tracked throughout the year.” — Anthony Daniell, research & development technical manager, Beauflor USA

“For more than 20 years, Shaw has been committed to designing products according to the Cradle to Cradle principles. Even for products like LVT that are not eligible to be Cradle to Cradle Certified, we follow the same principles of knowing about the ingredients in our products and the product’s impact on people or the planet [which means]: evaluating and optimizing the ingredients in our products (including no ortho-phthalates); obtaining third-party certification for indoor air quality; use of industry-leading ingredients and technologies that repel moisture and stains, as well as step-by-step maintenance instructions on cleaning products; a deep understanding of how sound impacts people and use of attached pad to achieve higher acoustical performance; use of post-industrial recycled content in our commercial LVT Plant RP products; and, lifecycle analysis of our Shaw-made LVT and SPC to know our product’s embodied carbon footprint.” — Candi Hampton, senior product sustainability manager, Shaw

“Our sustainability practices affect nearly every area of our product’s lifecycle, from manufacturing in factories certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard and ISO 14001 Environmental Standard to choosing logistics partners who engage in sustainable practices, such as the EPA’s SmartWay program and FedEx’s ‘EarthSmart Initiative.’ Our luxury vinyl floors are FloorScore and ASSURE Certified, can help commercial projects earn LEED credits and are certified to NSF/ANSI 332. In addition, each format — gluedown, loose lay and rigid core — has its own third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration. In 2021, Karndean Designflooring undertook an extensive analysis with an outside consulting agency to develop a future-state global ESG framework with the objective to drive business performance and value by integrating ESG actions into the value chain, portfolio, brand purpose and culture. We are currently underway in actioning our goals for 2022.” — Jenne Ross, director of marketing, Karndean Designflooring

“We are the only resilient flooring manufacturer with a Just label, and have over 25 Declare labels and over 35 Health Product Declarations representing more than 50 product lines; FloorScore certification for all our flooring lines; ASSURE Certified for all our rigid core flooring lines; and, Environmental Product Declarations for all Aspecta products.” — Arthur Clarke, director of sustainability & impact, HMTX Industries

“At our China factory, scrap material is collected and placed in the same bags in which raw materials originally arrived, which are transported to the grinders, where it is ground up and returned to raw material inputs. The scrap is reused in the production of new flooring. In 2020, the factory diverted nearly 28,000 tons of waste from landfills.” — Alyssa Cole, senior content marketing manager, Novalis Innovative Flooring.

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