ECOCLICK+ by NOX Korea which is a Korean-made vinyl flooring distributed by TFG Flooring Group had been awarded The Singapore Green Label accreditation in December 2016, making it one of the very few clickable vinyl flooring products to be certified eco friendly.
ECOCLICK+ vs Clickable Resilient Flooring
This flooring is created as a strong and affordable flooring option to clickable resilient flooring with close properties such as 5mm thickness, waterproof and non-glue installation. The one difference is that its wear layer is slightly less than that of a quality clickable resilient flooring; in other words, it is relatively less scratch resistant but durable enough to last long.
Green Label and other types of Green certification
As there are a number of green certification labels for products today. It is important for the consumers to understand the difference or similarities between the common ones.
Singapore Green Label is considered one of the most stringent certifications compared to most in the market. It looks into various aspects of the products. For example, the material used to made the products has to be certified whether they are safe for the environment and health. Companies that are able to produce and declare a detailed test report on the materials use in the manufacturing process will then be qualified to pass this round. That means if the companies are not able to produce a detailed report of the material, will fail to obtain the accreditation no matter how long they tried to apply for it. And then, the green label also touches on the manufacturing process impact on environment and the use of product and its impact on environment. Another important factor that Singapore Green Label touches on will be the indoor air quality. Test report(s) will be needed to show that the product will not produce dangerous amount of fumes when burned or in status quo. Moreover, whether or not, the product has zero or a safe level of formaldehyde emission rating. These will be able to ensure better indoor air quality for the product users and families.
It is important for consumers to learn about other products that may also have some form of green certification. Some of it may not be about the product material, in which this one is a very crucial aspect. Some green certification talks more about the manufacturing process and its impact on health and environment only. For example, the way the product is manufactured helps to save water, electricity and less pollution to the environment, will also likely to obtain a certain green certification except for the most stringent type of certifications. Or another example is that the product is able to be recycled after use, can also obtain a certain less stringent green certification.
In summary, congrats to NOX Korea for getting the Singapore Green Label certification. Hope in the future, we will have more eco friendly certified flooring products for the benefits of home owners and commercial property owners as well!