Commercial flooring maker SelecTech Flooring of Avon, Mass., has been named a preferred vendor by the StarNet Commercial Flooring Cooperative of independent flooring contractors. To qualify for the designation, SelecTech samples were tested in StarNet member stores. After gauging customer reaction, the StarNet board alerted SelecTech it had achieved preferred vendor status. Says SelecTech founder and president Thomas Ricciardelli, “As you can imagine, we were thrilled and honored to make it through the process.”

SelecTech interlocking recycled flooring includes FreeStyle Commercial, SelecTile Industrial and SelecTile ESD (Electro-Static Discharge). The products contain up to 78 percent recycled material, are fully cradle-to-cradle recyclable and can contribute to LEED points, according to the company. The lines are backed by a 10-year commercial wear warranty. Ricciardelli says that the new relationship with StarNet is already paying off in the form of increased sales and better networking opportunities.