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    Installation: Today’s adhesives in lockstep with ‘green’ flooring trends

Installation: Today’s adhesives in lockstep with ‘green’ flooring trends

November 6/13, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 11 By Lindsay Baillie   As more floor covering manufacturers embrace environmentally friendly practices in the development of their products, producers of adhesives and installation materials are following suit. Many of today’s green glues tout key attributes such as low-to-zero VOCs, are solvent free and are indoor air quality certified to high standards, thereby contributing to LEED. These qualities are beneficial to not only

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    Living Product Expo: Tarkett pushes boundaries of sustainable building

Living Product Expo: Tarkett pushes boundaries of sustainable building

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Ken Ryan   Pittsburgh—There are flooring companies that like to stake their claim to the “green” label when, in reality, their products mostly meet baseline certification for sustainability. And then there are those few companies that take responsible manufacturing to an entirely different plane. That short list includes Tarkett. From eco-design and installation to recycling and reuse, Tarkett has demonstrated over decades

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    Routman joins Metroflor as chief sustainability officer

Routman joins Metroflor as chief sustainability officer

Norwalk, Conn.—Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor, along with Harlan Stone, Halstead and Group CEO, announced the appointment of Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, as the first chief sustainability officer for Metroflor and Halstead International. Chosen for her reputation as an alliance-building and forward-thinking professional, Routman will oversee product development, customer service and regulatory aspects in a collaborative fashion to define the greatest potential for environmental leadership. She will

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    DINP in vinyl flooring gets safe determination

DINP in vinyl flooring gets safe determination

LaGrange, Ga.—The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a Safe Use Determination (SUD) under Prop 65 for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in vinyl flooring products. The finding is based on OEHHA’s determination that vinyl flooring products containing 18.9% or less of DINP by weight do not expose occupants of residences and commercial buildings to DINP exceeding “safe harbor levels.” Therefore, a Prop 65 consumer warning for qualifying

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    Shaw releases 2015 sustainability report

Shaw releases 2015 sustainability report

Dalton—Shaw Industries’ 2015 Sustainability Report released this week continues the company’s legacy of transparency through the disclosure of key metrics and progress against its goals. The company’s 2030 sustainability goals include: ŸReduce water intensity (per pound of finished product) by 50% Decrease energy intensity by 40% Reduce waste to landfills and hazardous waste by 100% ŸDesign 100% of Shaw products to Cradle-to-Cradle protocols Achieve an OSHA incident rate of zero

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    Green Squared: Three years later, so far, so good

Green Squared: Three years later, so far, so good

Volume 28/Number 6; September 1/8, 2014 By Louis Iannaco Almost three years after its inception, Green Squared, the initiative developed by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) to recognize and certify sustainable products for the North American tile industry, is maintaining its importance, according to ceramic executives. Flooring’s first sustainability standard for tile and tile installation materials, Green Squared was developed by TCNA under the American National Standards Institute

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    Dal-Tile gets first EPD for ceramic tile category

Dal-Tile gets first EPD for ceramic tile category

Dallas—Dal-Tile said it recently completed the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) development process for all products manufactured in the company’s North American production facilities. With third-party validation from PE International and certification by UL Environment, Dal-Tile is the first manufacturer in the ceramic tile category to voluntarily disclose cradle-to-grave impacts from its products—from Daltile, American Olean, Marazzi USA and Ragno brands—with UL Environment certified EPDs.

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    Interface releases Evolving Eco and Social Metrics updates

Interface releases Evolving Eco and Social Metrics updates

Atlanta – Interface, the global modular carpet company that has pioneered sustainable business practices since 1994, has recently released annual data updating its metrics portfolio to include information on progress towards environmental and social goals. Highlights include updated EcoMetrics data as well as an expanded portfolio of SocioMetrics, including highlights from a project to document sustainability engagement at Interface facilities around the world, “I Am Mission Zero.”

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Updated National Green Building Standard debuts at International Builders’ Show

Builders, remodelers, product manufacturers and other industry professionals got their first deep dive into a brand-new edition of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) during “Green Day” at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas last month. First published in 2009, NGBS forms the basis of many local and national programs and allows builders to certify new homes and remodeling projects that meet established criteria in energy efficiency,

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    Turner Construction Company releases Market Barometer survey results

Turner Construction Company releases Market Barometer survey results

New York — Turner Construction Company, recognized as the leading general builder and the largest green builder in the United States, announced today the results of a new Market Barometer survey that focused on environmentally sustainable, or “green” building, and on sustainable practices in general. Key findings revealed that companies remain committed to constructing green buildings. While executives remained committed to incorporating sustainable building practices into their building programs, fewer said

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    FTC issues revised Green Guides

FTC issues revised Green Guides

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued revised Green Guides this month to help manufacturers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and not deceptive. The changes include new sections on the use of carbon offsets, green certifications and seals, and renewable energy and renewable materials claims.

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New NSF International product category rule reports and compares environmental attributes

Ann Arbor, Mich.— NSF International, an independent global organization that writes standards, tests and certifies products for the commercial flooring, construction, food, water and consumer goods industries, collaborated with multiple flooring trade associations to develop a Product Category Rule (PCR) for the flooring industry. This flooring PCR provides both a science-based and internationally recognized method for reporting the environmental impact of resilient, carpet, laminate, tile, and wood flooring products.

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    Coverings Design Showcase emphasizes installation

Coverings Design Showcase emphasizes installation

Sustainability top of mind for tile and stone show Orlando, Fla.—A trio of design ideas incorporating tile and stone will come to life next month as part of Coverings 2012 with the presentation of this year’s Installation Design Showcase. Scheduled for April 17 to 20 at the Orange County Convention Center here, Coverings is more than an exhibition of tile companies showing their latest wares, noted Bart Bettiga, executive director

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MP Global highlights VersaWalk at Surfaces

MP Global Products, the manufacturer of the popular QuietWalk underlayment for floating wood and laminate floors and other eco-friendly fiber underlayments, recently introduced VersaWalk, a multi-use sound reduction impact isolation and insulation system designed specifically for nail-down or glue-down wood flooring, luxury vinyl tile, floating engineered wood, and laminate flooring. It’s green, high performing, and versatile – float it, nail it, or glue it.

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Regupol becomes Pa.’s first certified recycler

LEBANON, PA.—The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC) has announced the launch of an exclusive partnership with GreenCircle Certified, a company that has developed a system to certify products with recycled content. The announcement was made at the Lebanon headquarters of Regupol America, the first manufacturing company in the state to earn the GreenCircle Certified mark. Regupol is one of the largest manufacturers of sports and fitness flooring, tracks and turf

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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