The Goods: Solid Surface Flooring
Flooring systems that are carbon-neutral and combine comfort, aesthetics and sustainability.
SofTop Comfort | Sherwin-Williams
Sherwin-Williams recently launched its SofTop Comfort flooring systems, which is an expansion of its flooring portfolio that combines comfort, aesthetics and sustainability.
SofTop Comfort flooring systems are long-lasting, waterproof, tolerant of extreme temperature extremes and resistant to cracking and chipping. They are also noise-absorbent and help to reduce echoes to create quieter indoor spaces due to its two-component polyurethane resin-based technology.
This flooring system is also formulated with up to 25 per cent natural, renewable plant oils for reduced environmental impacts and contain very low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
“SofTop Comfort floors offer both form and function, creating attractive, safe and comfortable spaces for people to live, work and play,” said Casey Ball, global marketing director for Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring. “SofTop Comfort systems offer advantages over traditional floor coverings, with an ease of maintenance and refinishing, making for a long, productive lifecycle.”
ABPURE Infinity Collection | American Biltrite
American Biltrite recently launched its new carbon-neutral rubber sheet ABPURE Infinity Collection; the first flooring collection produced with renewable natural gas from organic waste.
ABPURE Infinity is a 3 mm rubber sheet flooring that features Nfuse technology that penetrates and seals the flooring, which never needs to be waxed. The Infinity palette features colours that range from light to dark and has a large selection of greys and beiges, blues and greens, and other accent colours.
“ABPURE Infinity is our first cradle-to-gate carbon-neutral rubber sheet flooring,” said Catherine del Vecchio, vice-president of marketing. “This is a new energy source produced locally by collecting society’s organic waste and transporting it to biomethanation farms, where the waste is fermented and purified to generate renewable natural gas. We use the full amount of RNG made from 100 per cent organic waste to offset ABPURE’s cradle-to-gate carbon footprint, as measured in our Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).”