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2013/08/30

Johnsonite Earns New asthma & allergy friendly™ Certifications

30/08/2013 - Two vinyl flooring collections from Johnsonite, Tarkett commercial brand in North America, have been certified asthma & allergy friendly™

Johnsonite iQ vinyl flooring and I.D. Inspiration luxury vinyl plank flooring were granted a certificate stating that the floor covering meets the requirements for the asthma & allergy friendly ASP:05:01 certification standard. Johnsonite is currently the only commercial flooring manufacturer in North America to receive asthma & allergy friendly certification™ from the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.

                                              asthma & allergy friendly

To meet the standard, the floor covering is evaluated in four areas:

  • A low capacity for allergen retention
  • The effectiveness of removing accumulated allergen from the floor covering when the manufacturer’s recommended cleaning procedures are used
  • The recommended cleaning procedures of the floor covering must not contribute to a significant increase in airborne allergen levels that may result in redistribution of, rather than overall reduction of, allergen
  • Exposure to airborne solvents and other irritant or toxic materials during floor covering installation or, when in use, must not exceed certification thresholds

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), in partnership with top medical experts and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), created the asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program in 2006 in the United States. The certification program independently tests and identifies products that are compatible with people living with asthma and related allergies.

Other vinyl products have already received the asthma & allergy friendly™ certification: FiberFloor in 2012 and Tarkett Omnisports 6.5 mm and 8.3 mm, an indoor sports surface, in March earlier this year.

Johnsonite I.D. Inspiration Johnsonite iQ Optima

                Johnsonite iQ Optima                            Johnsonite I.D. Inspiration

For more information about these products, visit Johnsonite website.