“Resilient flooring has grown from 13% to over 20% of the flooring market on a square footage basis over the last decade. In the last five years, it has been the fastest growing category, fueled in part by its frequent specification in sensitive building environments such as homes, schools and hospitals. A few of its benefits are cleanliness, ease of maintenance, and resistance to bacterial and pathogen growth to which children and patients are particularly susceptible.
Vinyl, the chief material used in resilient flooring has a long history of safe use. It is highly durable—often lasting more than 25 years—reducing replacement costs, raw materials and energy required to manufacture products with shorter lifecycles.
In the last several years, there has been a great deal of focus on the environmental impacts of building materials, and resilient flooring has become more widely recognized as a sustainable selection. When talking with customers, retailers and contractors should be sure to point out the following when it comes to resilient flooring’s sustainability attributes…”
Read more about benefits of resilient flooring!
“Five Reasons Resilient Flooring is Sustainable”
Floor Trends Magazine
By: Dean Thompson
November 1, 2013