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Vinyl Flooring


Description

Vinyl flooring is a type of resilient flooring made of a mixture of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizers. It comes in both sheet and tile options in an array of attractive and vibrant appearances. While durable, manufacturing of vinyl has been found to cause significant pollution.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified.

End of Life Tips

  • Since vinyl flooring is comprised of chemical compounds that aren't environmentally friendly, it's important that old vinyl products are not incinerated.
  • Contact the flooring manufacturer for information, or visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.

For alignment with LEED Standards

  • Regional Materials: For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials and Material Ingredients
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation
  • Construction Waste: Recycle and/or salvage a minimum of 50% of nonhazardous construction and demolition debris.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Construction and Demolition Waste Management
  • At a minimum, 25% of the total cost of all materials and products used in the project must be responsibly extracted using one of the following criteria: extended producer responsibility, bio-based materials, certified wood products, materials reuse, recycled content, or other USGBC approved program.
    • BD+C and ID+C MR: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials
  • Adhesives: Must meet the volatile organic compound (VOC) requirements of South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.
    • BD+C and ID+C EQ: Low-Emitting Materials
    • O+M MR: Purchasing - Facility Maintenance and Renovation