The Korlok Select and Korlok Reserve rigid core ranges by Karndean Designflooring, a market leader in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring, have received a third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that details the ranges’ environmental performance.
“Consumers and specifiers are savvier than ever when it comes to choosing safe products with low environmental impact for their home and commercial projects,” Steve Huth, Technical Supervisor – Claims & Environmental, Karndean Designflooring said. “EPDs provide peace of mind that our Korlok products can be specified without the worry of negative health or environmental impacts.”
The third party-certified EPD details Korlok’s environmental performance based on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a scientific process which examines the environmental impacts associated with all stages of a product’s life from cradle to grave, including: raw material extraction through processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair/maintenance, to end of life. EPDs are prepared in accordance with international standards.
“We’ve seen more consumers and specifiers requesting EPDs because they are concerned about how products could affect their family or the end user's everyday life. For example, will it affect their child’s allergies or asthma? Can it harbor moisture, mold or bacteria? Does the product require heavy chemicals for cleaning?”
The full EPD is available on the SCS Global Services, MindfulMaterials and Karndean Designflooring websites. For more information about Karndean Designflooring EPDs and third-party certifications, visit www.karndean.com/eco.