Environmentally Friendly Flooring Options:
At Flexco we’re proud that we’ve designed some of the leading environmentally friendly flooring options available today. We’ve been in the building materials industry a long time and are thrilled to see the ever increasing demand for green building options that more and more consumers have. In response, a growing number of developers, architects and contractors are also on the lookout for the best eco friendly building options. So what are some of the best choices on the market? Let’s take a look.
First off, it’s worth saying a word about our criterion. At Flexco we prioritize craftsmanship and construction, and we believe that quality green materials must stand up to the same expectations as conventional materials in terms of quality, durability and style. There are all too many green building products on the market that sacrifice one of these qualities for the sake of being green. Fortunately, we don’t live in a world where it has to be one or the other. We’ve discovered that it’s possible to make quality materials that also meet the needs of our mother earth. That principle has guided what sorts of materials we’ve chosen to manufacture as a company and it also guides the recommendations we make to consumers. We’ve found two materials that meet that standard for flooring above all others: recycled vinyl and rubber.
Recycled vinyl flooring tiles are one of the most luxurious environmentally friendly flooring options, and they don’t carry a high price tag. Vinyl is a wonder material that never warps or settles and isn’t prone to scuffing or scratching. It can easily outlast most other materials and is perfect for incredibly high usage areas, including even industrial spaces. At the same time, because of its pleasant rich texture it’s the ideal choice for high end faux wood and stone products, featured in our Natural Elements line of environmentally friendly flooring options. When made with recycled vinyl, a vinyl floor can be among the greenest floor choices there is.
Another excellent choice is rubber. Rubber is a natural material sustainably harvested from trees. Like vinyl it is unbelievably wear resistant, water resistant and mildew resistant. Most people never think of rubber as a flooring choice but its soft texture makes it perfect. It’s comfortable to walk on, easy to clean and available in a huge variety of styles.
No matter what kind of environmentally friendly flooring options you’re most interested, Flexco wants to help you make your project a success. Our products can help you earn LEED credits, keep the budget down and thrill your customers all at once. Give us a call today and let’s discuss environmentally friendly flooring options.
Those who are looking for LEED documents for Creative Elements and Wood Elements rubber tiles, all the documents linked below are for this product. The same documents apply to all Flexco rubber tiles. (The facility also has a certification, Environmental Management ISO 14001, but that is a different subject.)
Here are links to the documents contributing to LEED 3 or LEED 4/4.1:
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Other related information that may be informative:
Recycled content: 0% pre consumer and 0% post consumer
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The Flexco products are listed on Sustainable Minds and Mindful Materials databases. All documents are also available on the Flexco website under the ‘Technical’ tab.
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