Is Tarkett vinyl flooring an environmentally friendly product for my basement? I want eco-friendly fllooring.
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?
As I suggested in this prior Q&A, you 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.
- Here's a link to Floor Score directory and here's a link to Tarkett’s Sustainablity policy.
- Regardless of the certification, vinyl flooring is a PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) based product which is a known carcinogen.
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.
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