Mohawk’s Air.O Becomes First Unified Soft Flooring to Achieve Declare and Health Product Declaration Certifications
ATLANTA, November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries announced today at Greenbuild that the company’s Air.o Unified Soft Flooring (USF) line has achieved rigorous Declare and Health Product Declaration (HPD) certifications. Air.o has been showcased this week as part of Mohawk’s portfolio of flooring solutions designed to minimize environmental impact at the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The Air.o display at Mohawk’s booth helped the manufacturer earn the coveted Green Exhibitor Attendee Choice award at the international trade show yesterday.
Engineered with just one material and latex-free with no “new carpet” smell, Air.o is the only 100% recyclable soft flooring available in the market. The line continues to expand to meet growing popularity demands and serve the needs of families everywhere. Air.o gives consumers greater design capabilities while offering an easy-to-clean, VOC-free option to serve their homes.
“Declare labels and HPDs help us expand our commitments more strategically and better communicate, organize and connect Mohawk’s holistic approach to sustainability across our family of brands,” said George Bandy Jr., chief sustainability officer at Mohawk Flooring North America. “The next generation is very cognizant of the types of companies and organizations with which they do business. We know that this next step in our journey will allow us to reach new customers and spread our message of sustainability further than ever before.”
Mohawk holds current and relevant certifications that illustrate its leadership in product transparency and commitment to manufacturing products that help contribute to healthy spaces. The International Living Future Institute’s Declare program provides a clear, elegant and informative "nutrition label" for building products. Declare aligns with Mohawk’s commitment to transparency in support of the Living Building Challenge's Red List and Responsible Materials Imperatives to streamline material documentation and project certification. Declare helps consumers make conscious, informed decisions.
A Health Product Declaration™ (HPD), developed by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative™, is a standard format for reporting product ingredients and associated health information. HPDs objectively provide the critical information needed to support accurate supply chain disclosure and informed decisions by building designers, specifiers, owners and end users.
“Consumers want to know that a company like Mohawk has a commitment to transparency, effectiveness, performance, design and overall corporate social responsibility,” added Bandy. “It’s not just about creating better products, but also about educating our consumers at the point of sale around the types of solutions that are better for them and their families.”
Greenbuild continues through today, Nov. 22, at the Georgia World Congress Center.
For more information on Mohawk’s Air.o products, visit MohawkFlooring.com or see your local Mohawk sales representative.
Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Eliane, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. It brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world will attend Greenbuild’s three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers and special seminars. More than 600 suppliers and top manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology will exhibit at Greenbuild. The green building movement embraces all of humanity by making sustainable buildings and environments accessible to everyone, and in doing so, benefits the natural environment all around us. The future of the human race is interlaced with the future of the planet, and the sustainable practices we celebrate and advance at Greenbuild remind us that our success as sustainability advocates, practitioners and professionals is more than a movement, it is a responsibility.
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