LIVE WITH CONFIDENCE
Your family’s well-being is your first priority. We’ve taken that to heart as we design resilient flooring – so your home can look good while your family feels good.
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
Resilient flooring is made with advanced wear layers that make it easy to clean and maintain without the need for harsh chemicals
Some types of resilient flooring can be installed without raised, disruptive transitions between rooms. This can improve access for those with limited mobility
Some types of resilient flooring products help lower the noise of foot traffic and reduce how much sound travels between floors
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
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.
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.
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).
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.