Johnsonite the commercial arm of Tarkett, was recently honored with the Best of NeoCon Silver award at NeoCon 2012. The annual awards, sponsored by Contract magazine, were announced on June 11 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

iQ Natural Vinyl Flooring was awarded the Silver Award in the Hard Surface Flooring Products category. A diverse group of 40 experts judged over 300 product submissions based on the following criterion: Functionality, Flexibility, Quality/Durability, Aesthetics/Style, Innovation, Environmental Sustainability, and Pricing. These jurors were comprised of facilities executives, interior designers and architects, many of whom are IFMA and IIDA members.

Recently introduced this spring, iQ Natural flooring is an advancement in commercial vinyl sheet flooring; combining beauty, high performance and sustainability - offering a balanced choice for any flooring application.

Johnsonite's iQ Natural combines the tonal aesthetics of the Melodia line with the high-performance benefits of iQ construction, creating a highly sustainable choice for any commercial application, especially high-traffic applications such as healthcare, education, offices and retail.

iQ Natural’s construction provides high quality, low maintenance, extreme longevity and the market's best life-cycle cost.

Using a revolutionary bio-based plasticizer that is natural and renewable, iQ Natural is made up of 75 percent natural and 16 percent renewable content, making it a very earth-friendly commercial solution. It is 100 percent recyclable, which not only saves landfill space, but also reduces waste.

"Johnsonite has always been at the forefront of innovation in the flooring industry, and iQ Natural reinforces this trend with the added environmental sustainability of being 100% recyclable," said Laurey Banker, director of product management, Johnsonite. "Being awarded with the Best of NeoCon Silver award rewards our efforts and brings reassurance to our sustainable practices and flooring innovation."

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