Green Star Flooring Options

"What flooring can I use to gain points for Green Star buildings?" is a question we commonly encounter.  We've put together this summary of flooring options from Jacobsen for Green Star, including carpet, vinyl, linoleum, porcelain tiles, rubber, wood and laminate.  Even if you're not specifying for Green Star fitouts, environmental-friendliness is still an excellent benefit for any new or renovated space.  

 

Tarkett Homogeneous Vinyl (Eminent, Granit, Megalit, Optima, Eclipse Premium and Primo Premium)

- These ranges contribute towards low VOC points as part of a flooring system (MAT-4 points)

- They have been certified to GreenRate Level A under the GreenTag eco-label (MAT-3 points)

- The Tarkett factories are ISO-14001 certified (MAT-3 points)

- All Homogeneous ranges have Best Practice PVC certification (MAT-3 points)

 

Shaw Carpet Tiles

- Carpet tiles contribute towards low VOC points as part of a flooring system (MAT-4 points)

- Shaw with Eco-worx backing has obtained the Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) eco-label (MAT-3 points)

- All carpet tiles contain recycled content, the % varies by range but is usually over 40% (MAT-3 points)

- Shaw has a Declare label, with status as LBC Compliant (MAT-3 points)

- The Shaw factories are ISO-14001 certified (MAT-3 points)

- Shaw have an end of life take-back scheme for all Shaw Eco-worx backed carpet tile and broadloom (MAT-3 points)

 

Desso Carpet Tiles

- Carpet tiles contribute towards low VOC points as part of a flooring system (MAT-4 points)

- Desso carpet tiles have obtained Level A GreenRate under the GreenTag eco-label (MAT-3 points)

- All carpet tiles contain recycled content, the % varies by range (MAT-3 points)

- Desso have an end of life take-back scheme for all Desso carpet tile and broadloom (MAT-3 points)

 

Regupol & nora Rubber Flooring

- Regupol and nora both contribute towards low VOC points as part of a flooring system (MAT-4 points)

- Regupol Everroll has the Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) eco-label (MAT-3 points)

From nora, both norament and noraplan obtain Level A GreenRate under the GreenTag eco-label (MAT-3 points)

- The nora factory is ISO-14001 certified (MAT-3 points)

 

Tarkett Linoleum

- Linoleum contributes towards low VOC points as part of a flooring system (MAT-4 points)

 

Porcelain Tiles

- Tiles emit no VOC, so can contribute towards low VOC points as part of a flooring system (MAT-4 points)

- The Venis factory produces a range of floor and wall tiles and is certified to ISO14001 (MAT-3 points)

 

Pergo Laminate & Wood

- Laminate and Wood both comply with Green Star's formaldehyde limits (MAT-4 points)