Tarkett's iQ vinyl flooring in Optima.

Tarkett has become the first resilient flooring manufacturer to receive Environmental Profile Certification with an "A" rating from the United Kingdom's Building Research Establishment (BRE). Tarkett's homogeneous iQ vinyl flooring was the first resilient flooring product 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 lifecycle 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.