iQ Natural, the new nature of vinyl ﬂooring
The demand has never been higher for building techniques and materials that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. People want to be sure that the places where they live and work are healthy, and that everything has been done to make better buildings that reﬂect the needs of future ... View more iQ Natural, the new nature of vinyl ﬂooring
The demand has never been higher for building techniques and materials that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. People want to be sure that the places where they live and work are healthy, and that everything has been done to make better buildings that reﬂect the needs of future as well as the present. iQ Natural is Tarkett’s innovative response to these new demands - a vinyl ﬂooring that meets the highest standards for sustainable solutions.
In addition, iQ Natural has all the beneﬁts of the iQ range and delivers performance to match its environmental credentials. iQ Natural is the new nature of vinyl ﬂooring.
Tarkett has always been at the forefront of innovation in the ﬂooring industry. With iQ Natural we bring our customers ﬂooring solutions that are even more environmentally friendly and offer even more performance. iQ Natural is the natural choice for any commercial application, but particularly for the high-traffic and demanding worlds of healthcare, education, offices and retail. View less
- 75% natural and renewable materials
- New plasticizer based on renewable resources
- 100% recyclable
- VOC emissions 40 times lower than European standards
- Less use of water, energy and detergent; 30% reduction in cleaning and maintenance costs
- Best life cycle cost on the market
- iQ Unique Surface Restoration
- iQ PUR: No wax no polish forever
|Light fastness (EN ISO 105-B02) - Level||≥ 7|
|Reaction to fire||Bfl-s1|
|Electrical behaviour - body voltage (EN 1815) - kV||< 2|
|Thermal resistance (EN 12667) - m² K/W||Approx. 0.01|
|Thermal conductivity||Approx. 0.01|
|Clean room test||A|
|Bacteria resistance (EN ISO 846 Part C)||Does not favour growth|
|Flexibility (EN 435 Method A) - mm||Confirm|
|Total thickness (EN 428)||2 mm|
|Wear layer thickness (EN 429)||2 mm|
|Total weight (EN 430)||2.80|
|Residual indentation (EN 433) - mm||≤ 0.10 (Average measured value: 0.02 mm)|
|Description (EN 649)||ISO 10581: Homogeneous single layered vinyl flooring with renewable plastizicer. Type I.|
|Classification - commercial (EN 685) - Class||34|
|Classification - industrial (EN 685) - Class||43|
|Production plant address||Tarkett AB S-372 81 Ronneby Sweden|
TARKETT’S BALANCED CHOICE The iQ range is part of Tarkett’s choice of sustainable solutions. It is an integrated system that allows for balancing all the competing needs, while making choices that are truly sustainable and work together aesthetically.
Better Raw Materials Tarkett’s iQ products are based on up to 59 % natural raw materials such as salt and mineral fillers. We use local suppliers as much as we can, to reduce the environmental impact from transportation.
Resource Stewardship Tarkett’s iQ range is produced in Ronneby, Sweden. The factory has an environmental management system (ISO 14001) and has continuously reduced its environmental impact since 2003: 54% reduction of total amount of waste produced in the factory 60% reduction of VOC emissions. The factory manages water consumption via a closed loop and 53% of the energy used comes from renewable sources (hydro power, wind power, bio fuels) As for all Tarkett sites, the Ronneby site is assessed from an environmental point of view by an external auditor every two years. No risks were identified in the Ronneby site during 2009.
People-friendly Spaces Tarkett’s iQ range delivers valuable health, hygiene and welfare benefits: No need for polish or wax, for ever, due to the unique Surface Restoration properties. This reduces the strain on cleaning staff and minimises the need for water, detergent and energy for cleaning and maintenance. Low-cost cleaning and maintenance with savings in excess of 30 % give the market’s best Life Cycle Cost and a measurable enhanced ROI. Very low VOC emissions contributing to good indoor air quality: For the iQ range an average <20 μg/m3 at 28 days – 50 times below the European Standard (1000 μg/m3).
Reuse and Recycle Tarkett was one of the first flooring companies to recycle post-production waste and remains the industry leader. During 2008, 411 tons of flooring material was collected through out Europe and recycled at the Ronneby site. The IQ range produced at Ronneby on average contains: 25,5% combined post-production/post-installation waste The use of post production material has increased by 26% since 2003. ISO 14001 certificate n°2000-SKM-AQ-886 ISO 9001 certificate n°2000-SKM-AE-255