BUILDINGS Magazine, Floor Covering Weekly Recognize Johnsonite and Tarkett for Industry Innovation and Environmental Leadership
CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Johnsonite’s Harmonium xf(TM) Linoleum flooring has received the 2013 Product Innovations Merit Award from BUILDINGS magazine, while parent company Tarkett was recognized by Floor Covering Weekly as the 2013 GreenStep Pinnacle Award Honoree.
BUILDINGS magazine recognized Harmonium xf Linoleum flooring, produced by Johnsonite, the commercial arm of Tarkett, as a 2013 Product Innovations Merit Award winner. BUILDINGS magazine serves commercial building owners and facilities management professionals in North America, helping readers make smarter decisions relevant to the management, modernization and operation of their facilities.
Product Innovations awards are presented yearly to exhibitors at NeoCon and recognize the innovative qualities offered by a product or service to support the efficiency and sustainability of commercial buildings, combining performance, aesthetics and function.
Harmonium xf Linoleum flooring is also certified to carry the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred program Biobased Product Label and has a Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Silver tier certification. The flooring is made from 95 percent natural materials, including linseed oil, flax seed, wood and limestone, with 73 percent of those materials rapidly renewable. In fact, Harmonium xf has the highest rapidly renewable content in the industry, which helps contribute to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(®)) credits and offers one of the lowest lifecycle costs available.
Additionally, Tarkett has been named the 2013 Floor Covering Weekly GreenStep Pinnacle Award Honoree. GreenStep honorees are recognized for their meaningful environmental contributions to the flooring industry.
The goals of the GreenStep program include:
- Recognizing sustainable environmental initiatives throughout the flooring industry;
- Promoting and supporting those efforts by providing a communications platform to educate the industry as to the extent and scope of these efforts; and
- Honoring those people and organizations whose efforts embody the ideals of environmental stewardship.
A panel of seven judges reviewed nearly 50 entries in this program that acknowledges leadership in the area of environmental sustainability and stewardship.
With 2012 revenue of EUR2.3 billion, Tarkett is the world leader for innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring and sports surfaces. Some 10,700 employees and 38 production units serve Tarkett customers in more than 100 countries. Since January 2007, Tarkett has been jointly owned by the Deconinck family (50 percent) and private equity funds affiliated with KKR (50 percent). Tarkett is committed to providing solutions that balance each component of the triple bottom line: people, the environment and economics. The company’s mission is geared toward enhancing the productivity and well-being of the people who design, manufacture, distribute, live and work with their products daily. Tarkett’s North American headquarters are in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.tarkett.com. To learn more about the company’s commercial flooring solutions, visit www.johnsonite.com. Follow Johnsonite online via Twitter, @Johnsonite, and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/johnsoniteflooring.