Teknoflor Naturescapes HPD - The Living Product Challenge

Teknoflor Naturescapes HPD - The Living Product Challenge

Teknoflor® Naturescapes HPD™ is the brand’s first organic sheet good made with ecuran, an organically-derived polyurethane composite material processed from plant-based oils such as castor oil and naturally occurring minerals such as chalk. This resilient sheet flooring product has all the advantages of sheet vinyl: durability, easy maintenance and versatility, but without the PVC. The product comes in twenty-four beautiful designs across three distinct styles that can be used independently or together. Currently sold throughout the United States by Shannon Specialty Floors and designed and sourced by Metroflor Corporation, Naturescapes HPD has an LBC-Compliant Declare label (a nutrition label for building products). While both Shannon and Metroflor have a longstanding history of safe and sustainable practices, it is largely thanks to their work with organizations and collaborations like the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC), and mindful MATERIALS that the environmental business focus at each company has expanded to include transparency and material health. This has led the two companies to extensively examine their corporate culture and the products they bring to market, while also allowing them to set precedents in the resilient flooring industry – an industry they’ve both called home for decades. Shannon Specialty Floors became the first company in the flooring industry to receive a JUST label, while Metroflor Corporation’s Aspecta division became the first to receive a JUST label for a factory based in China (and all of Asia, for that matter). Metroflor was the first company to have Declare labels issued in six languages for several of its Aspecta commercial flooring products, and was the first to have a Declare label issued for a multilayer modular flooring product. Despite such accomplishments, Shannon and Metroflor realized that the crown jewel of sustainability and transparency-based programs – the Living Product Challenge (LPC) – was one that they had not yet achieved. Tackling the LPC would first require an alternative to PVC-flooring. This made Teknoflor® Naturescapes HPD™, a polyurethane sheet flooring product that the two companies had been developing in conjunction with Windmöller GmbH, the natural choice for LPC certification. Shannon and Metroflor next secured the aid of WAP Sustainability Consulting, a firm whose employees had extensive experience as LPC assessors and consultants. Over the course of the next four months, the four companies poured extensive time and resources into the Living Product Challenge…with organization, open communication, and drive & determination allowing them to successfully reach their goal. Through their combined efforts, Teknoflor® Naturescapes HPD™ has become the first resilient flooring product to achieve Petal Certification under the Living Product Challenge.

Heat Welding Vinyl

Heat Welding Vinyl

Learn some tips and tricks of the trade on heat welding Commercial Vinyl Sheet flooring from an Armstrong expert. In this video, you will learn the basics of heat welding while seeing a demonstration.

David Wheelchair SorbaSHOCK Fall Protection GSH Ohio JJ Carpet and TEKNOFLOR Vinyl

David Wheelchair SorbaSHOCK Fall Protection GSH Ohio JJ Carpet and TEKNOFLOR Vinyl

SorbaSHOCK® Fall Protection is installed under commercial resilient vinyl flooring (i.e. TEKNOFLOR®) or carpet (i.e. J&J Invision) allows for ease of mobility with wheelchairs or rolling carts.

N E O C O N M I N U T E 2 0 1 8

N E O C O N   M I N U T E   2 0 1 8

Shannon Specialty Floors / Teknoflor at NeoCon 2018

How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor - This Old House

How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor - This Old House

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor assists epoxy-coating expert Doug Fasching in creating a good-looking, hardwearing, stain-resistant garage floor. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFeWMP2DqnQ&index=12&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_xoUV70ylQstbsgu8-nUta Watch the How to Videos playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4D0sESi5So&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV How to Install a Garage Storage System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBFjI95S89E How to Strip a Hardwood Floor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SVs1g0EfII&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=9 How to Powerwash a Walkway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haqXDhTjUds&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=40 Shopping List for How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor: - two-part garage-floor epoxy with color flakes - biodegradable degreaser, for cleaning oily stains from garage floor - acid, used to acid-etch concrete floor surface - chemical-resistant rubber boots, rubber gloves and eye goggles, required when acid-etching the floor Tools for How to Epoxy Coat a Garage Floor: - garden hose, used to rinse floor clean during surface-prep process - plastic sprinkling can, used to apply acid - long-handled scrub brush, for cleaning floor - 3-inch paintbrush, used to cut in epoxy around floor perimeter - paint roller and extension poles, used to epoxy garage floor - wet/dry vacuum, for cleaning floor Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/

Weekend update 11: Epoxy floors for new shop

Weekend update 11:  Epoxy floors for new shop

In this YouTube video we do epoxy floors on the new shop. We used Arizona Polymer flooring Epoxy 400 in safety blue. We did two coats of Epoxy 400 and one coat of P501. In the video I explain the steps that need to be followed in order to get perfect epoxy floors. Steps are as follows: 1. Clean floor 2. Acid etch floor 3. Neutralize floor 4. Clean up and wait for floor to dry 5. Apply first coat of epoxy 6. Sand down the first coat of epoxy and apply second coat 7. Apply coat of clear polyurethane sealer

Wheelchair Accessibility Doorways & Flooring

Wheelchair Accessibility Doorways & Flooring

Video walk-through describing wheelchair access within your house, outlining some issues with doorways & flooring.

Technofloor - Acoustic (EN)

Technofloor - Acoustic (EN)

Cette vidéo traite de TechnoFloor - Acoustic

Plush Pile Carpet (Difficult Flooring Surface)

Plush Pile Carpet (Difficult Flooring Surface)

Liquid motion floor tiles

Liquid motion floor tiles

Liquidfloor... tough new floor tiles Consisting of liquid sealed into tiles, when pressure is applied, the floor literally moves and swirls around your feet. Choose from a wide range of colors and color combinations from pastel shades to the brightest reds and yellows. Liquifloor can be used in nightclubs, restaurants, bathrooms, children's playrooms, museums and yachts. Can be used for kitchen countertops -bar counters.

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