Product: Tarasafe Ultra H2O
Tarasafe Ultra H2O
TOP 3 Benefits:
- Health & Ecotoxicity
- Product take-back scheme
- Low VOC
Tarasafe Ultra H2O is a resilient, homogeneous vinyl safety floor covering. It features a PVC wearlayer, deeply inlaid mineral particles and coloured chips for a decorative design and a raised emboss for increased slip resistance. It is classified as R11 slip resistance and is ideal for wet and dry, barefoot applications such as shower and changing rooms. Gerflor offers a Product Stewardship Program to take back the products at the end of service life for recycling or reusing.
Health & Ecotoxicity
- Healthy VOC levels
- Low toxicity - no toxicity in use
Life Cycle Analysis - Water
- Water footprint available
Life Cycle Analysis - Resources
- Designed for recycling or reuse
Life Cycle Analysis - Greenhouse Gas
- Carbon footprint available
Corporate Social Responsibility
- ≥10 year warranty
- All marketing environmental claims verified accurate
- Certified Environmental Management System
- Complies with relevant social and environmental laws of the country of operation
- Ethical supply chain
- Fit for Purpose certified
- Manufacturer take back policy (verified)
- Replacement parts available
- Green Star AU - GBCA
- IS Rating - ISCA
- LEED - USGBC
- WELL Features - IWBI
Construction Code Compliance
- Australian National Construction Code
The product is GreenTag GreenRate Level A Certified under Scheme A7.
The scope of certification includes Tarasafe Ultra H2O vinyl flooring in 2.0mm thickness.
Issues of Concern/Red Lights (if needed) The products have successfully passed the relevant GreenTag Standard's Cautionary Assessment Process and no issues of concern or red lights comments exist regarding the toxicity of the products.
The product uses an expanding agent which contains ADCA (CAS number 123-77-3). ADCA is categorised with an H334 Hazard Statement ('May cause sensitisation by inhalation'). It is also on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for Authorisation.
ADCA is an 'aid to manufacture' that is 'completely expended' in the process used to produce foam backing via purposeful, heat-induced, micro-explosive reaction. As the H-Statement relates to inhalable dust only, risk is only attributable where dust might be created from the foamed backing after manufacture.
Gerflor uses specific aspiration and close the lid of the equipment after introduction in the manufacturing process and any trace amount remaining after the reaction is entirely encapsulated within the polymer foam backing of the final flooring, there is an extremely unlikely chance that end users will be irritated by inhalation given the highly unlikely event that dust was somehow created from the backing while in use that then migrates into the room.
The risk has a potentially higher likelihood only during the manufacturing process of the original expanding agent itself which is outside the scope of this assessment.
Gerflor and its expanding agent supplier provide sufficient evidence that the occupational risks are mitigated. The products have successfully passed the relevant GreenTag Standard's Cautionary Assessment Process and no issues of concern or red lights comments exist regarding the toxicity of the products
Rating tools relevance:
Green Star® Australia "Buildings" v1.0 Rating tool:
- Credit 9: Responsible Finishes
Green Star® Australia "Design & As Built v1.3" Rating Tools Credits:
- Credit 21: Sustainable Products
Green Star® Australia "Interiors v1.3" Rating Tools Credits:
- Credit 21: Sustainable Products
Green Star® Australia "Performance 1.2" Rating Tools Credit:
- Credit 21: Procurement & Purchasing (Refurbishment Materials)
IWBI® WELL v1.0 Features:
Compliant Technical Document (Audited) for Feature/s:
- Feature 04 VOC Reduction (Part 3)
- Mat-2 Environmentally Labelled Products and Supply Chain
IS® Design & As-Built v2.1:
- Rso-7 Sustainability Labelled Products and Supply Chains
Earthcheck Rating Tool:
- Sustainable Materials
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