Can't go to the rainforest? Bring the rainforest to you.

March 01, 2009 |



Resilient flooring allows designers to create the look of exotic tropical woods without impacting the rainforest. Tropical Woods features a five-layer backing system that resists dents and scratches and a 40 mil wear layer that is double the industry standard.

Applications: Durability, scratch-resistance, and low maintenance make this flooring suitable for retail, healthcare, educational, and office environments

Availability: U.S. and Europe

Cost: $6-7 per square foot, plus installation

Contents: Vinyl

Options/Sizes: Four patterns—Brazilian Rosewood, Merbau, Tigerwood, and Caramel Bamboo; 4½x36 and 6x36 inches

Environmental attributes: Contains a backing of 100% post-industrial recycled content; Greenguard and FloorScore certified; may contribute toward LEED Credits 4.1 and 4.3 for low-emitting materials

Contact: Amtico,

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