Classen recently came across an article by German ecological magazine Oko-Test that tested PVC Flooring. The publication tested 12 floors, with only four passing the tests because harmful substances were found in the other eight products.

Six floors contain organophosphorous compounds which usually serve as a fire-proofing agent, but also pollute the environment and are hazardous to water. The laboratory that the publication commissioned for the tests also found increased tributoxyethyl phosphate (TBEP) content in five of the products, which studies have proven causes skin and eye irritation. Consumers were advised to rather opt for alternatives with similar material characteristics that have the “BLUE ANGEL” environment label.

At Classen, an eco-conscious alternative can be found, namely NEO 2.0, which is a Ceramin-based flooring free of PVC and harmful substances. NEO 2.0 is a 4,5mm flooring with a patented Classen click system with short side locking strength of 1500N/m and long side locking strength of 1000N/m and has a “BLUE ANGEL” label.

For more information, contact Kirk Marketing on +27 (11) 444 1441 or via www.kirk.co.za.