Indoor Air Quality Certifications offer some, but not complete, assurance about vinyl flooring
Q. While I am intrigued by natural, linoleum products, my budget is more inclined toward the Naturcor vinyl flooring I am looking at buying from my local Buddy’s Flooring America store. I also am concerned about buying a product that does not emit excessive chemicals, and I have been warned about dioxin, which is a carcinogen, by another blogger.
Still, I have seen some vinyl brands advertise that they are green. What is the truth about vinyl?
A. The truth about vinyl – or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – is that it isn’t the preferred product of environmentalists or most green product enthusiasts. But dioxin is an end-of-product life or house fire issue, because it is released when PVC is incinerated. Read the rest of this entry »
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Flexco® floors flaunt fashion and environmental savvy
“Green” vinyl? You will see that this is not an oxymoron when you review the definitions of “green” product. Better for the planet is one of those definitions, and the latest luxury vinyl tile floors from Flexco® qualify.
Flexco’s Natural Elements wood and stone looks contain 50 percent recycled content – 30-percent post-consumer, 20 percent pre-consumer. With FloorScore® Indoor Air Quality certification pending, Flexco also will meet the second definition of “green” product – better for human health. Read the rest of this entry »
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