As concern grows for the environment, consumers are considering the environmental impact of their purchases. From clothing and cars to flooring, more people are looking for products that are made with the environment in mind.
The “Shoptivism” report, from sustainability consultancy Shelton Group, reveals that about 33% of Americans say they have chosen or stopped purchasing a product because of the environmental record of its manufacturer — and 26% can name the brand.
If you’re on the hunt for more sustainable flooring for your home, you’re not alone. Let’s take a closer look at how Beautifully Responsible® resilient flooring manufacturers are answering consumer demands and creating a big collective impact in the realm of sustainability.
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Third-party certified for good indoor air quality
When products emit volatile organic compound (VOC) in high enough levels, they can have negative impacts on our well-being. Many of our resilient flooring partners, however, have attained a variety of independent certifications that ensure products meet strict air quality standards for your home.
FloorScore® is the most recognized indoor air quality certification standard for hard surface flooring. Certification ensures your resilient flooring has met stringent standards limiting VOCs. That means healthier air and more space to breathe in the day.
The longer a floor can be maintained without having to be replaced, the less environmental impact it will have. Resilient flooring is known for enhanced durability and its ease to clean, with water-resistant and waterproof varieties.
Many of our mindful manufacturers offer robust performance guarantees for their resilient flooring products. Check out the Floor Your Floor page to view all Beautifully Responsible® manufacturers and click through to each of their websites.
Mindful manufacturers set new standards for product transparency. Many of our resilient flooring partners use voluntary disclosure tools to give you insight into product ingredients, anticipated lifecycle, and emissions.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) show a manufacturer’s voluntary commitment to measuring, reducing, and reporting the environmental impact of products that have undergone life cycle assessments. Many resilient flooring manufacturers offer EPDs for some or all products, and the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) offers industry-wide EPDs.
Health Product Declarations (HPDs) are another voluntary way for manufacturers to disclose the impact of product material health on people and the environment.
Finally, ASSURE CERTIFIED™ for rigid core resilient flooring includes third-party verified performance requirements in areas like indoor air quality, heavy metal content and ortho-phthalate content.
As part of transparency efforts, our resilient flooring partners are all working towards reducing their impact through initiatives like powering operations with renewable energy and reducing their water use, and more. Below are links to more information for each Beautifully Responsible® manufacturer’s actions:
- American Biltrite
- Bentley Mills
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Then it’s time to start stepping into you with floors that are tailored to your values, style, and budget. Find the right floor for you today.