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Metroflor's Aspecta earns NSF/ANSI 332 certification

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 9.22.49 AMNorwalk, Conn.—Following on the heels of the first-ever Platinum NSF/ANSI 332 sustainability assessment certification in resilient flooring for its Aspecta Five contract LVT range, Metroflor’s dedication to sustainability and product certification has been reinforced with both Aspecta One and Aspecta Ten achieving the Gold level.

Under this widely recognized industry standard, resilient flooring products are evaluated for environmental performance and sustainability attributes in five key areas: product design, manufacturing, long-term value, corporate governance and innovation. Performance is scored on a 100-point scale.

“As a company, sustainability is a core part of how we do business, and we are continually improving our environmental performance and social responsibility,” said Corey Carter, director of safety and sustainability for Metroflor. “These new certifications reflect our unwavering commitment to sustainability in both the products we produce and our corporate practices.”

A global LVT brand developed by Metroflor, Aspecta was developed based on consultation with architects, designers and contractors to outperform current market offerings from an aesthetic as well as practical perspective. The new Aspecta Ten will be launched at NeoCon in Chicago this week while Aspecta One will be previewed at the show.

For further information about Aspecta, visit www.aspectaflooring.com.

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RFCI promotes, protects resilient category

By Steven Feldman

The RFCI looks after the best interests of the category by advocating for science-backed solutions as well as through education.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.—The Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) continues to grow, both in terms of numbers and viability. The group, which held its fall meeting here Oct. 17 and 18, currently represents nearly all resilient flooring manufacturers and products sold throughout North America, and its impact is being felt from many standpoints.

Fundamentally, there
 are two current strategic
areas in which RFCI plays:
 (1) advocacy/defense of
vinyl flooring products and
 (2) sustainability initiatives. “We defend where
 any flooring products are faced with deselection,”
said Dean Thompson, president of the group. That includes everything from a federal regulation to state legislation to non-governmental organization (NGO) standards such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) proposing to award credits within LEED for the non-use of certain materials, such as PVC. Continue reading RFCI promotes, protects resilient category

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Congoleum achieves NSF/ANSI gold certification

An Industry First – The First Residential Resilient Flooring Products Gold Certified to NSF/ANSI 332 Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings

Congoleum is pleased to announce DuraCeramic and DuraPlank II products have been awarded NSF/ANSI 332 Gold Level certification from NSF International and their NSF Sustainability business unit.  These are the first residential resilient flooring products to achieve certification to the Gold standard. Continue reading Congoleum achieves NSF/ANSI gold certification

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Armstrong's linoleum line now NSF/ANSI 332 Gold level certified

Armstrong Commercial Flooring, manufacture of floor products with a focus on innovation, design and environmental sustainability, has been awarded NSF/ASNI 332 Gold Level certification for its Linoleum product line from NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides standards development, product certification, auditing, education and risk management for public health and the environment. Continue reading Armstrong's linoleum line now NSF/ANSI 332 Gold level certified