LIVING WELL

Well-being starts inside

A healthy lifestyle is more important than ever. The role your indoor environment plays in achieving the lifestyle you want for your family is often invisible – but always significant.

Resilient flooring is designed to benefit the natural environment and the environment inside your home. It helps you maintain a high level of indoor air quality with third-party certified products.

Well-Being

INDOOR AIR QUALITY:

Beautifully responsible resilient floors meet applicable third-party certification standards for contributing to good indoor air quality and/or being free from hazardous substances such as formaldehyde

REDUCED CHEMICALS:

Resilient flooring is made with advanced wear layers that make it easy to clean and maintain without the need for harsh chemicals

IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY:

Some types of resilient flooring can be installed without raised, disruptive transitions between rooms. This can improve access for those with limited mobility

ACOUSTIC COMFORT:

Some types of resilient flooring products help lower the noise of foot traffic and reduce how much sound travels between floors

FloorScore® and ASSURE CERTIFIED™: Standards you can trust


The average American spends about 90% of the day inside, where you want the air to be fresh and pure. Poor indoor air quality can be a factor in headaches, dizziness, breathing problems, and other effects.

Chemicals called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are released from many home goods and furnishings. VOCs, dust, and allergens make your indoor air less pure for your family.

Thankfully, you can choose products that are certified to promote cleaner indoor air quality due to reduced VOC content. The FloorScore® and ASSURE CERTIFIED™ labels make it easy to know whether the floor you choose contributes to good indoor air quality.

When your home has high-quality indoor air, you can breathe easy knowing you’ve made a great flooring choice for you family.

LEARN ABOUT FLOORSCORE® LEARN ABOUT ASSURE CERTIFIED™

WHAT IS A HEALTH PRODUCT DECLARATION?

Many resilient flooring manufacturers choose to provide a Health Product Declaration (HPD) for specific products. An HPD discloses the materials and ingredients that are in a product, similar to the FDA’s nutrition label on food packages.

Available for many resilient flooring products, an HPD provides you, your architect, and designer with a transparent view of what’s in the product you choose for your home. This is one way that we, as manufacturers, can help support you in your journey to make good decisions for your family’s well-being.

WHAT WE HEAR VS. WHAT’S TRUE

1

FICTION: Vinyl is harmful to my kids.

FACT: Vinyl is actually one of the most-tested materials in common use today. The manufacturing processes and vinyl chemistry have been carefully and intentionally changed over time to create safer work environments for employees, and to ensure well-being for families who depend on it as an affordable, beautiful option for their homes.

2

FICTION: Resilient floors use toxic plasticizers.

FACT: Beautifully Responsible™ partners have a track record of removing potentially hazardous substances. We removed ortho-phthalate plasticizers for that very reason. Other plasticizers, made from different ingredients, perform well without that potential for harm. Learn more here.

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FICTION: All adhesives for resilient floors like this are bad for you.

FACT: Most manufacturers offer adhesives that are certified through FloorScore® or other programs to contain low amounts of or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs). You can also choose from many resilient
flooring options that can be completely installed without adhesives.

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FICTION: You have to use all sorts of chemicals to keep these floors looking good. No thank you!

FACT: That was true for some types of resilient flooring in the past. The upkeep of modern resilient flooring only requires sweeping and occasional damp mopping using pH-neutral cleaners – no more chemical applications or harsh cleaners.

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