Tarkett has become the first resilient flooring manufacturer to receive Environmental Profile Certification with an ‘A' rating from the U.K.'s Building Research Establishment (BRE). Tarkett's homogeneous iQ vinyl flooring was the first resilient flooring to meet BRE's classification for the Green Guide top rating, which served as the basis for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

The BRE certification means that all the inputs and outputs from the procurement, manufacture, installation and use of Tarkett products (Optima, Granit, Acoustiflor, Eminent and Stone) have been independently confirmed, and the effects over the whole life cycle are measured for their environmental impact. The evaluation is made according to a set of field rules that allow the Tarkett materials to be compared to other products.

The Green Guide to Specification is a simple guide for design professionals that provides environmental impact, cost and replacement interval information for a wide range of commonly used building specifications using simple ‘A', ‘B' and ‘C' ratings. Products are rated by eco-points, with higher scores indicating poor ratings. Tarkett's iQ products received an ‘A' rating with .24 eco-points or minimal environmental impact.