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Sustainable Resilient Flooring

vinyl, floorcovering, linoleum, cork, rubber



September 2, 2010 - Flooring

Many types of resilient flooring have sustainable features beyond recycled content. Some floorcoverings, such as linoleum and cork, are made from natural and renewable materials.

Some resilient flooring requires relatively little maintenance. Those that need less maintenance over their lifetime will require less water and other cleaning chemicals, resulting in water conservation and less potentially harmful chemicals being introduced into the water supply.

Resilient flooring also usually has a long lifespan, sometimes even up to 30 years or more. The longer a floor is in service, the fewer resources that are consumed and less waste goes into a landfill. Keeping the existing floor in place as long as possible also avoids the greenhouse gas emissions from the creation and transport of new flooring materials.

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