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Vinyl Base


Description

Vinyl wall base is a durable material that serves as a wall finish and functional protective border. Vinyl base should be used sparingly, as the manufacturing process for vinyl has been found to create a number of substances known to compromise human health.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified.
  • Dust with micro fiber cloth regularly.

End of Life Tips

  • Since vinyl is comprised of chemical compounds that aren't environmentally friendly, it's important to ensure 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
  • 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