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Sustainability in the Flooring Industry
October 18, 2019 - Flooring
By Lewis Migliore
What is sustainability, and what does it mean relative to flooring products? Sustainable flooring is produced from sustainable materials (and by a sustainable process) that reduces demands on ecosystems during its life-cycle. This includes harvest, production, use, and disposal. This report will focus on the new edition of NSF/ANSI 140, Sustainability Assessment for Carpet. We spend so much time and hear so much about hard surface flooring that we forget that the leading flooring material is still carpet. Its share of market may be less than it was several years ago, but carpet is still king. The carpet industry has always been a leader in technology, in concern for the product safety, and in sustaining its viability and being able to be returned to itself or application for alternative products. These can be automobile parts, bumper stops, lawn furniture, or a multitude of other products that can be made from carpet.
The Commercial Flooring Report is provided by Lewis Migliore, president of LGM and Associates, which offers technical flooring services, including help or guidance with a new flooring project or a failure on an existing floor. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.