Solon, Ohio -- Tarkett recently announced Living Product Challenge Imperative Certifications from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) for two products: rubber tile and Ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology.

The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is a rigorous certification challenging manufacturers to use healthy and safe inputs, optimize the health of products, create environments that promote well-being, drive circular and regenerative economies, and support a just and sustainable world. The LPC is organized into seven performance areas, called Petals; Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty. Each Petal subsequently has more detailed requirement imperatives. Imperative Certification requires the achievement of at least seven of the twenty imperatives, including the four core imperatives: Net Positive Material Health, Red List, Responsible Industry, and Inspirations and Education.

“Tarkett’s continued emphasis on creating sustainable products to positively impact the well- being of humans and the planet aligns well with the missions of partners like ILFI and Cradle- to-Cradle Product Innovation Institute,” said Valerie Molinski, environmental stewardship manager for Tarkett North America. “With them, we contribute to and support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. For years, Tarkett has focused on planetary health issues as well as human health indoor in indoor spaces, incorporated into our 2020 goals and beyond. Tarkett has engaged with revolutionary programs that validate our own efforts as well as the efforts of our suppliers. ILFI’s Living Product Certification was a significant extension of that effort.”

Ethos Modular with Omnicoat Technology is flexible in design and installation. Made with PVB film from recycled safety glass, Ethos earned LPC Imperative certification, including meeting the ILFI Living Product Challenge Health and Happiness petal, is 100% recyclable through Tarkett’s ReStart reclamation program, and is Cradle-to-Cradle Silver certified.

Tarkett’s broad range of rubber tile balances the needs of every project with comfort and style. Its composition of natural and recycled material is Cradle-to-Cradle Bronze and FloorScore certified to protect indoor air quality and has achieved an Imperative Certification from ILFI. From distinctive textures to metallic sheens, and marbleized patterns, to formulas made with renewable cork and walnut shells.

The Tarkett manufacturing facility near Cleveland, Ohio operates on 100% renewable electricity and a closed-loop water system, currently reusing 97% of its water.

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