New Standards Distinguish Purline as Sustainable Choice

Matter Surfaces‘ eco-friendly Purline flooring has achieved two new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) classifications.

“We are thrilled to see these ASTM standards formally released by the F06 resilient floor coverings committee,” says Rich Ruhlin, chief growth and product officer of Matter Surfaces, formerly Mats Inc. “This release will dramatically accelerate the growth of this powerful new high-performance flooring category.”

The new classifications, Standard Specification for Heterogeneous Polyurethane Sheet Flooring and Standard Specification for Heterogeneous Polyurethane Tile or Plank Flooring, are the first ASTM resilient flooring standards in five years. They set a benchmark for polyurethane flooring performance that do not reference vinyl standards, allowing polyurethane flooring options to emerge from the resilient category as greener solutions.

Purline is a new type of flooring formulated from renewable, organic ingredients. Unlike luxury vinyl tile (LVT), it has no vinyl or PVC. The product line is made from plant-based materials, with Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper and water-based inks, is carbon neutral, Cradle to Cradle silver and GreenGuard gold certified, as well as third-party verified Declare labels compliant, making it ideal for commercial projects aiming for LEED or WELL certification.

Purline is durable, five times more resistant to abrasion than LVT, says the company, as well as stain-proof and easy to clean. It is available in planks, tiles and sheets, in many styles and colours.

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