Generic Press Release
Johnsonite's iQ™ Vinyl
Flooring Awarded for
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chagrin Falls, Ohio, August 2012
Johnsonite's iQ™ Vinyl Flooring Awarded
Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award
Johnsonite®, the commercial arm of Tarkett and provider of the world’s
most integrated high-performance flooring systems, was recently
awarded the 2012 Green GOOD DESIGN™ Award for its iQ™ vinyl
flooring product line, the only resilient flooring that restores itself with
The Green GOOD DESIGN award, sponsored by the European Centre for
Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum:
Museum of Architecture and Design, identifies and emphasizes the
world’s most important examples of sustainable design. Additionally,
the program aims to develop a public awareness about which companies
are doing the best job in this category.
Johnsonite's iQ vinyl flooring line, one of hundreds of entries received
from 27 nations around the world, features six sustainable flooring
solutions to meet the everyday demands of any high-performance
environment: iQ Optima Homogeneous Sheet and Tile, iQ Optima®
Acoustiflor® Sheet, iQ Natural Homogenous Sheet, iQ Granit™
Homogeneous Sheet and Tile, iQ Granit SD Static Dissipative Sheet and
Tile, and iQ Toro SC Static Conductive Sheet and Tile.
Developed with an exclusive blend of raw materials iQ flooring provides
superior wear and abrasion resistance, plus optimum stain resistance.
The homogeneous iQ construction allows the flooring to retain its
original beauty over time. With simple dry-buffing, the surface actually
iQ products are phthalate-free. They require no waxing, polishing or
use of protective chemicals, resulting in fewer contaminants in the waste
stream, and incorporate 25 percent recycled content. The products are
FloorScore® certified and also produce TVOC emissions below the level
of quantification for better air quality and healthier work environments.
Overall, iQ flooring options offer the lowest cleaning and maintenance
cost and the best life-cycle cost of any resilient flooring, all of which
result in a viable sustainable flooring solution.
"The iQ Vinyl Flooring line represents Johnsonite's vision of sustainability
and innovative flooring solutions," said Laurey Banker, director of
product management, Johnsonite. "Johnsonite is extremely proud to be
a Green GOOD DESIGN Award recipient and strives to continue to
develop innovative, sustainable products."
For more information about Johnsonite products and their many green
certifications and sustainable initiatives, visit www.johnsonite.com or
About GOOD DESIGN
GOOD DESIGN™ was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles
and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to promote and foster a greater
public understanding and acceptance for Modern Design. The original GOOD
DESIGN program remains the oldest and most important Awards Program
For more than 100 years, Johnsonite has been a leading provider of innovative
flooring solutions that integrate function, design, life safety, and sustainability
to enhance productivity in commercial spaces. Johnsonite is the North American
commercial brand of the Tarkett Group, which manufactures and markets
integrated flooring, flooring accessories, wall base and sports surface solutions
to professionals and end users in 100 countries, from 30 production sites. And,
with 2010 revenues of €1.9 billion, Tarkett Group is a leading global flooring
supplier. Since January 2007, Tarkett has been owned by the Deconinck family
(50%) and private equity funds affiliated with KKR (50%). Tarkett and its
Johnsonite brand are committed to providing solutions that balance each
component of the triple bottom line: people, the environment and economics.
Johnsonite‘s mission is geared toward enhancing the productivity and wellbeing of the people who design, manufacture, distribute, live and work with
their products daily. Johnsonite is headquartered in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, with
operations located throughout North America. For more information, please visit
www.johnsonite.com and www.tarkett.com. Follow Johnsonite online via
Twitter, @Johnsonite, and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/johnsoniteflooring.
Alissa Kiktavy or Kristi Stolarski