Teknoflor's Naturescape 1st PVC-Free Resilient to Earn Petal Cert.

Milwaukee, WI, May 9, 2018-Naturescapes HPD by Teknoflor is the first PVC-free resilient flooring product to receive Living Product Challenge (LPC) Petal certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI.)

The LPC certification, which represents the most rigorous standard for sustainable manufacturing, was officially announced on May 3, 2018 at the ILFI annual UnConference in Portland, Oregon.

The ILFI’s LPC is a product certification program, advocacy tool, and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability and transparency in product manufacturing today. The Challenge is comprised of twenty imperatives spread across seven petals (performance categories): Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty.

Teknoflor Naturescapes HPD has received Petal certification as a result of Shannon’s completion of sixteen imperatives within the Place, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty petals. Full LPC certification requires meeting established criteria in all twenty imperatives. The company has aspirations to achieve full certification with Naturescapes HPD by the end of 2018.

Teknoflor’s Naturescapes HPD is the brand’s first luxury organic sheet flooring made from organically-derived polyurethane processed from castor oil. This resilient sheet flooring product has all the advantages of resilient sheet vinyl: durability, easy maintenance and versatility but without the PVC. The product offers twenty-four beautiful designs in three distinct styles that can be used independently or together. Naturescapes HPD will be launched to the marketplace and available for specification at NeoCon in June of 2018.