Karndean Korlok Products Among First to Become ASSURE CERTIFIED™

The Korlok Select and Korlok Reserve rigid core ranges by Karndean Designflooring, a market leader in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring, are among the first rigid core products to meet the standards of the new ASSURE CERTIFIED™ standard by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) after participating in the pilot program.

Developed by the RFCI, ASSURE CERTIFIED™ products are tested and certified by SCS Global Services to ensure that rigid core products are manufactured to the highest standards and meet the requirements for indoor air quality, rigorous performance, and are free of heavy metals content and ortho-phthalates.

“As a pioneer in luxury vinyl, it is of extreme importance that we collaborate with our colleagues in the industry to help craft the standards put in place for the rapidly expanding rigid core category. At Karndean Designflooring, providing durable, hygienic and sustainable products has always been top of mind; and as more consumers and specifiers are educating themselves about how the materials brought into their homes and projects affect overall health and well-being, it is vital that continued industry-wide standards be put into place,” Steve Huth, Technical Supervisor – Claims & Environmental, Karndean Designflooring said.

To become ASSURE CERTIFIED™, manufacturers must have a quality control procedure to control material suppliers, product traceability, chain of custody, internal QC testing and segregation of non-conforming products/materials; and an on-site audit of the manufacturing facility is conducted and confirmed compliant with QC procedures, material inputs and scope of product intended for certification.

“Congratulations to Karndean for being one of the first flooring manufacturers to put their LVT products to the test and succesfully demonstrating conformance to the rigorous ASSURE CERTIFIED™ standard,” said Nicole Muñoz, vice president of Environmental Certification Services at SCS. “Their leadership as a pilot participant helped create and refine the standard, and their team continues to be a trailblazer in sustainable flooring.”

For more information about Karndean Designflooring credentials and third-party certifications, visit www.karndean.com/eco.

About Karndean Designflooring

At Karndean, we see flooring differently. We travel the world in our quest to bring you exceptional floors that inspire and delight. From the ancient forests of Europe, to the remote Australian outback and beyond, we seek out expressive and intriguing forms in the natural world to influence our unique floor designs. By combining these original features with cutting edge design, we create simply beautiful floors that you’ll love for a lifetime.

Karndean Designflooring is a global leader in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring design with operations in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. By offering a wide range of colors, textures and finishes, our products allow you to create looks that are unique to your home or business and are guaranteed to last. With a passion for creating floors which are both stylish and practical, we’re here to help customers find the right floor for their space, needs and unique style.

For more information about the company, and to view its full range of flooring products, please visit us at www.karndean.com, or follow us on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, consumer products, and more. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, SCS has representatives and affiliate offices throughout the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. Its broad network of auditors are experts in their fields, and the company is a trusted partner to many environmental NGOs due to its dedication to quality and professionalism. SCS is a chartered Benefit Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. For more information visit www.SCSglobalServices.com.