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Environmental Commitment

Karndean Designflooring has always aimed to make stylish and durable floors with the lowest possible impact on the environment. As the leading global supplier of luxury vinyl, we are committed to improving our manufacturing processes to ensure sustainability while delivering the best value. Read more about our global initiatives in our Environmental Statement brochure.

Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing

All Karndean Designflooring is manufactured in compliance with international standards on environment and quality management. Our approach is based on the use of recycled materials in our floor coverings and ensuring that the finished product is suitable for recycling if required.

  • Products are manufactured in factories certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and ISO 9001 Quality Standard.
  • The key raw material in our product (PVC) is salt - a truly sustainable resource.
  • Our products' wear layers use high-quality 100% virgin PVC, with recycled PVC as part of the remaining layers.

GreenStar GreenTag™ Certified

The Karndean Designflooring ranges are fully certified to GreenStar GreenTag™. Based on environmentally verified manufacturing and the life cycle approach, the GreenTag™ certification means that Karndean products comply with the following environmentally critical areas:

  • Indoor Environmental Air Quality
  • Reduction of Energy and Greenhouse Gasses
  • Life Cycle Sustainability and Lifetime Residential Warranties
  • Recycled Content and 100% Recyclable Products
  • GreenStar Rating for Building Professionals

See our GreenTag GreenRate and LCARate here

Green Building Council Australia & Green Building Council New Zealand

Karndean Designflooring is a member of the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) and Green Building Council New Zealand (NZGBC). All Karndean products and accessories are manufactured in facilities certified to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management International Standards. Our approach is based on the use of recycled materials in our floor coverings and ensuring that the finished product is suitable for recycling if required. 

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The Future

Karndean Designflooring operates globally and continued product innovation focuses on reducing environmental impact and complying with environmental legislation and recognised certification. Karndean's aim is to remain the leading supplier of Luxury Vinyl Tile floor coverings worldwide and to have a market-leading environmental record of achievement through the development of sustainable products and processes.