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Johnsonite®, the commercial arm of Tarkett and provider of the world’s most integrated high-performance flooring systems, was recently honored with the Best of NeoCon® Silver award at NeoCon 2012. The annual awards, sponsored by Contract magazine, were announced on June 11 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
iQ™ Natural Vinyl Flooring was awarded the Silver Award in the Hard Surface Flooring Products category. A diverse group of 40 experts judged over 300 product submissions based on the following criterion: Functionality, Flexibility, Quality/Durability, Aesthetics/Style, Innovation, Environmental Sustainability, and Pricing. These jurors were comprised of facilities executives, interior designers and architects, many of whom are IFMA and IIDA members.
Recently introduced this spring, iQ Natural flooring is a major advancement in commercial vinyl sheet flooring; combining beauty, high performance and sustainability - offering a truly balanced choice for any flooring application.
Johnsonite's iQ Natural combines the tonal aesthetics of the Melodia™ line with the high-performance benefits of iQ construction, creating a highly sustainable choice for any commercial application, especially high-traffic applications such as healthcare, education, offices and retail.
iQ Natural’s construction provides high quality, low maintenance, extreme longevity and the market's best life-cycle cost.
Using a revolutionary bio-based plasticizer that is natural and renewable, iQ Natural is made up of 75 percent natural and 16 percent renewable content, making it a very earth-friendly commercial solution. It is 100 percent recyclable, which not only saves landfill space, but also reduces waste.
"Johnsonite has always been at the forefront of innovation in the flooring industry, and iQ Natural reinforces this trend with the added environmental sustainability of being 100% recyclable," said Laurey Banker, director of product management, Johnsonite. "Being awarded with the Best of NeoCon Silver award rewards our efforts and brings reassurance to our sustainable practices and flooring innovation."
For more information about Johnsonite products and their many green certifications and sustainable initiatives, visit www.johnsonite.com or www.johnsoniteenvironment.com.
For more than 100 years, Johnsonite has been a leading provider of innovative flooring solutions that integrate function, design, life safety, and sustainability to enhance productivity in commercial spaces. Johnsonite is the North American commercial brand of the Tarkett Group, which manufactures and markets integrated flooring, flooring accessories, wall base and sports surface solutions to professionals and end users in 100 countries, from 30 production sites. And, with 2010 revenues of €1.9 billion, Tarkett Group is a leading global flooring supplier. Since January 2007, Tarkett has been owned by the Deconinck family (50%) and private equity funds affiliated with KKR (50%). Tarkett and its Johnsonite brand are committed to providing solutions that balance each component of the triple bottom line: people, the environment and economics. Johnsonite‘s mission is geared toward enhancing the productivity and well being of the people who design, manufacture, distribute, live and work with their products daily. Johnsonite is headquartered in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, with operations located throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.johnsonite.com and www.tarkett.com. Follow Johnsonite online via Twitter, @Johnsonite, and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/johnsoniteflooring.