Flooring that protects the environment
When it comes to choosing building materials for a commercial project, whether for a new build development or refurbishment, you can be confident that our products have a low environmental impact. With exceptional durability as well as timeless good looks, Karndean flooring offers an extended product lifespan and desirability.
Like any business, we are aware that the activities of our company have an impact on the environment. Our aim is to remain the leading supplier of LVT flooring and to have a market-leading environmental record of achievement.
Through the development of sustainable products and processes, our flooring is manufactured in factories certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and ISO 9001 Quality Standard. We source from ISO 14001/ISO 9001 certified raw material suppliers where possible.
The backing layers of our flooring is constructed primarily from calcium carbonate whilst the PVC in the wear layer is derived from salt, a highly sustainable resource. Additionally, all our products are low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and free from ortho-phthalates, heavy metals, ‘BPA’ (bisphenol A), formaldehyde and other materials which are reprotoxic, endocrine disrupting or carcinogenic.
Our products contain up to 50% recycled material from production and post-production waste, maximising resource efficiency of the manufacturing process. In addition, all our packaging is made using recycled material.
For great looks, acoustic benefits and maximum sustainability credentials, look to our Van Gogh rigid core, Knight Tile rigid core and Karndean LooseLay ranges. Where rigid core is designed to be laid without the need for adhesive, Karndean LooseLay can be installed with minimal adhesive and re-purposed in future installations.
Karndean is the perfect choice when specifying products for thermal comfort in accordance with ISO 8302:1991. With benefits over other flooring options such as natural stone, our products are warm underfoot and compatible with underfloor heating to provide a comfortable environment and reduce heating energy requirements.
We are committed to minimising our impacts through the operation of our Environmental Management System to continually improve our environmental performance and that of our suppliers and sub-contractors. Find out here a list of our accreditations in this field.