Our mission is to foster a healthy and sustainable future for our planet and progeny through the implementation of innovative technologies that reduce waste, minimize consumption of raw materials, promote cradle-to-cradle reuse, and by continuously emphasizing environmental improvement.
We support our mission through the relationships we make with vendors or post-consumer waste, raw materials suppliers, environmental consultants and our consumers. By incorporating the greatest concentration of post-consumer recycled material found in LVT, obtaining ISO 14001:2004 certification, reducing water consumption, automating our production lines to more efficient machinery, collecting post-consumer recycled waste from multiple sources, including reclaimed vinyl flooring, and by demonstrating the cleanliness of our facilities through the creation of gardens and orchards, we demonstrate a commitment to reducing our environmental impact and diverting waste to promote a healthier future for everyone.
ISO 14001:2004 certification refers to a manufacturer’s commitment to control their environmental impact and improve its environmental performance through a structured plan of action with clearly defined objectives to these ends. We have retained this certification since May of 2008 and will continue to meet or exceed any standards set forth by ourselves and the industry.
For a copy of our certification, please click here.
Decoria’s features qualify it to contribute towards your LEED project. For a breakdown by system, please refer to the chart below:
1. Our credits apply to NC (New Construction) 2.2, CI (Core & Shell) 2.0, EB (Existing Buildings 2.0) LEED Schools and LEED Retail
2. Our Recycled Content is sufficient to contribute towards MR 4.1 and 4.2 (Materials & Resources).
3. Our new tests demonstrate compliance with CA Section 01350, Proposition 65 and the California EPA Air Resource Board list of Toxic Air Contaminants. This means that our product should contribute towards EQ 4.3 of the NC and CI systems, and IEQ 4 of the LEED Schools/Retail, NC & Major Renovations systems.
4. The use of a low-VOC adhesive will also contribute towards EQ and IEQ credits. All major adhesive manufacturers now produce an adhesive that is both compatible with our product and can meet LEED guidelines for emissions.
LEED NC 2.2 & CI 2.0
LEED EB 2.0
To download a copy of our LEED Credit Chart, please click here. *Coming Soon*
For a copy of our CHPS Section 01350 testing results, please click here.
For a copy of our LEED Submittal Sheet, please click here.
We are proud to admit that our product contains a minimum of 67% post-consumer recycled content by weight and by volume. This recycled material is collected from a variety of sources, not limited to one area of the world. We reclaim flooring in a cradle-to-cradle effort to turn used flooring into new flooring material, and we are capable of recycling 100% of our flooring. We reuse vinyl flooring (both sheet and tile), PVC blister packs, PVC cable sheathing, PVC siding and even rigid PVC pipes in order to fill out this minimum recycled content.It is important to note the difference between our recycled content and other manufacturer’s claims to this end. We have diverted millions of tons of post-consumer waste PVC from the wastestream since we began our environmental push and this has been the crux of our success. The use of post-industrial material, which is not diverted from the wastestream, is only a matter of reincorporating excess material on the manufacturing side back into products before it leaves the manufacturer. Decoria obviously incorporates 67% post-consumer recycled content, but we also include between 2-5% post-industrial content from our manufacturing excess. Many manufacturers will incorporate between 10-20% post-industrial content and less than or equal share of post-consumer content.For a copy of our brief environmental flyer, please click here.
Recently, many people in the flooring industry have paid close attention to California High Performance Schools Section 1350. This is the most stringent test of indoor air quality ever imposed upon the industry and insures that your project will steer clear of sick building syndrome and other health-related issues.CHPS Section 1350 is the primary component for FloorScore and GreenGuard certification. This measures the emission of total VOC’s and also specifically targets particular VOC levels and charts them based on ½ of the Chronic Reference Exposure Levels. We maintain our emissions well-below this level, for both classrooms and offices, making our vinyl flooring one of the healthiest choices of any flooring product.For a copy of our CHPS Section 1350 test results, please click here.