Metroflor Corp.’s new luxury vinyl tile (LVT) product, Aspecta, has received SCS Global Services' Platinum- level certification. 

SCS Global Services (SCS) recently announced its Platinum-level certification of Metroflor Corp.’s new luxury vinyl tile (LVT) product, Aspecta to the NSF/ANSI 332 “Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Flooring.” Platinum is the highest level of achievement recognized under the standard, according to the company.

"This certification attests to Metroflor’s commitment to reducing the environmental and social impacts associated with its flooring products,” said Carl Cothran, manager of flooring services at SCS. “Metroflor has a thorough Environmental Management System in place and has addressed all of the major requirements of the standard, from reducing energy consumption, water use, and waste to fair labor practices for employees.”  

Under this industry standard, resilient flooring products are evaluated for environmental performance and sustainability attributes in five key areas: product design, manufacturing, long-term value, corporate governance and innovation.  Performance is scored on a 100-point scale. Depending on the number of points earned, products may be recognized at the Conformant, Silver, Gold or Platinum level.

"The Sustainability Assessment conducted by SCS builds on our FloorScore certification for Indoor Air Quality and other environmental initiatives,” said Harlan Stone, chairman and global CEO of Aspecta.  “As a company, sustainability is a core part of how we do business, and we are continually improving our environmental performance and social responsibility.” 

Aspecta is a new global LVT brand developed by Metroflor.  According to the company, It was developed based on consultation with architects, designers and contractors to outperform current market offerings from an aesthetic as well as practical perspective. The product will be officially launched this week at NeoCon in Chicago, June 9 to 11.

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