Besides the materials used in a floor, the production process also has a big impact on its environmental friendliness. We have listed some characteristics of an eco-friendly production process:
Energy efficiency: During the production process, eco-friendly factories pay attention to reducing energy and greenhouse gas emissions.
Waste management: Factories that manage waste efficiently minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill and reduce the burden on the environment. It is therefore important to check how the manufacturer handles waste and whether there are recyclable or biodegradable options.
Maintenance and disposal: The maintenance and disposal of the floor affect its lifespan and environmental friendliness.
What certificates can eco-friendly floors be recognised by?
There are several certificates by which eco-friendly floors can be recognised. Duracryl is a company that values sustainability, which is why all our floors carry the Declare® Red List Free certificate.
The Red List lists chemicals, materials and elements used in the construction industry that are known to pose serious risks to human health and the wider ecosystem. Declare® Red List Free acts as a ‘value label’ for building materials and is the gold standard for environmental certification and product transparency. Floors with Red List Free certification offer absolute peace of mind for anyone who wants to create a healthier, safer and more sustainable home, office or building.
In addition, all floors are also EPD-certified, which stands for Environmental Product Declaration. This shows the extent to which the floors have a positive impact on the environment.