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Environmental Commitment

Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

At Karndean Designflooring, our mission is to provide the best quality luxury vinyl planks and tiles with the lowest possible impact on the environment. Read more about our global initiatives in our Environmental Statement brochure.


Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing

  • 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


Safe Products

  • Our products are based on vinyl (PVC), the same trusted material used in medical equipment
  • All of our products are free from the addition of heavy metals, BPA (bisphenol A), formaldehyde and phthalates
  • None of our products contain raw materials that are reprotoxic, endocrine disrupting or carcinogenic; our products comply with California's Proposition 65 and do not require warning labels
  • Our planks and tiles contribute to improved indoor air quality, carrying a low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) FloorScore® Indoor Air Quality certification, meeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Credit 4.3 and CAL 01350
  • All of our adhesives are solvent-free and have low VOC emissions
  • Our products qualify for LEED v4 points in the USA

The table below describes the applicable credit criteria:

 

LEED System
Applicable Category and LEED Credit Name
NC
EQ4.3, Low Emitting Materials - Flooring Systems

EB
MR3, Sustainable Purchasing - Facility Alterations

H MR2, Environmentally Preferable Products

 

What's More

  • Our packaging is made using recycled material
  • Our shipping partners participate in the FedEx EarthSmart initiative and SmartWay program
  • US-based distribution centers use high density racking to maximize capacity and minimize impact
  • Karndean offices are actively engaged in innovative energy-saving techniques, including daylight harvesting lights, skylights, LED lighting and recycling programs

 

Accreditations and Affiliations




Our full Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is available on the Karndean Commercial website.