Export, Pa. -- Karndean Designflooring in conjunction with Hanley Wood now offer a new continuing education course (CEU), “Specifying Luxury Vinyl Flooring in Environmentally Conscious Design” and has published a new Environmental Statement which outlines the environmental qualities of Karndean Designflooring luxury vinyl.

The course examines the performance benefits, design features, and applications for LVT where durability, low maintenance, versatility, sustainability, and affordability are desired or required; analyzes LVT’s contribution to the green building movement; and illustrates applications where LVT may be specified without repercussions for the environment or occupant health. The course also demonstrates the composition and manufacturing process and evaluates performance testing and third-party certifications.

“While luxury vinyl is the fastest-growing segment in floorcovering, many specifiers are unfamiliar with the environmental characteristics of LVT and the third-party flooring certifications that denote environmentally-compliant products,” said Adrian Shortland, technical and environmental global liaison, Karndean Designflooring.

The course is available for free online or in-person by a Karndean Designflooring commercial business manager. The course is accredited by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems and the Interior Design Continuing Education Council.

The CEU is released in conjunction with a new Environmental Statement from the manufacturer, which specifically outlines the environmental attributes of Karndean Designflooring LVT, and follows the company’s recent inclusion in the mindful MATERIALS collaborative.

“Our LVT is composed of virgin vinyl, the same trusted material that is used in medical tubing, pipes and window frames. In fact, our products are BPA-, formaldehyde- and phthalate-free, and comply with Prop 65. We take the necessary steps and have the third-party certifications to ensure that our products are not only safe, but sustainable.”

For more information, visit www.karndean.com or www.hanleywood.com.