We are naturally keen to take our responsibility to minimise the impact of our vinyl floor production. We try to use the raw materials and our innovative green energy generation in a smart way as much as possible. Did you know we have even created our own circular ecosystem to prevent our industrial waste from being incinerated or lost? Find out more about how our vinyl floors are made.
Vinyl flooring – limiting environmental impact
We realize that oil is a non-renewable resource, which means it’s a substance which cannot be replenished by nature on a human time scale. For this reason we do everything possible to ensure our vinyl flooring will last a very long time, up to 25 years.
Our vinyl floors are 100% ortho-phthalate free and therefore completely safe for you and your family
Transparent Use Of Resources
There are 3 key ingredients in our vinyl floor. About 40% chalk, as a naturally abundant material. Around one quarter is made of recycled PVC, generated from our own production waste. Thirdly, one quarter consists of so-called ‘virgin’ or new PVC, made from chlorine (common salt) and ethylene (crude oil).
Additives are another ingredient in our vinyl flooring. These contain no harmful substances and are 100% ortho-phthalate free. For example, the plasticisers we use to make your flooring flexible are the same as those used in children’s toys and food packaging. You can therefore be confident they are completely safe for you and your children.
Since we spend most of our time indoors, the quality of air at home is of great importance. Air quality is affected by many factors, including ventilation, candles, cleaning agents, and even your furnishing and flooring materials. We are keen to prevent any unhealthy emission of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) – organic chemicals that have a high vapour pressure at room temperature. By producing your floor as much as possible in-house we know exactly which materials are used and can easily keep control. That is why the VOC emission of your vinyl floor is lower than the European norm, resulting in an A+ rating and M1 label for very low emissions.