Is Tarkett vinyl flooring an environmentally friendly product for my basement? I want eco-friendly fllooring.

Asked by Kris
Arlington Heights, IL

I have had a flooring company suggest a vinyl product called vinyl Tarkett flooring. Are you familiar with this product? Is it environmentally friendly? If not, is there something more environmentally friendly?


Molly McCabe, AKBD, CGP, CAPS

Answered by Molly McCabe, AKBD, CGP, CAPS

Bainbridge Island, WA

A Kitchen That Works LLC

July 16, 2012

Dear Kris,

As I suggested in this prior Q&Ayou could consider:

  • a cork tile/plank product,
  • a cork-backed product such as Marmoleum Click, or
  • a rubber-backed carpet tile, such as Flor, that "floats" over the existing floor.

Tarkett vinyl flooring

Tarkett is a type of resilient sheet vinyl that has been Floor Score certified by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute.

Other flooring products

There is a wide selection of alternative flooring products, which are considerably more environmentally friendly, for you to choose from.

Please review my answers to the archived Green Home Guide posts listed below for specific recommendations and what you need to consider when installing flooring in a basement environment.

Feel free to post a second question if you do not glean all your answers from the archived posts.

Good luck!


For more information:

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I am putting in 1000 sq. ft. of Mannington vinyl tile. The dealer says there isn't a green product available as the glue is not low-VOC.

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