We are proud of our work resulting, which has resulted in well-designed vinyl floors that are free of toxins and can be cleaned to 99% using plain water. Moreover, our floors emit so few emissions during their lifetime that they are approved for installation in sensitive environments such as, for example, hospitals.
toxin free design floors
phthalates and heavy metals
cleaning without chemicals
A Bolon floor can be cleaned to 99% using plain water. Nor is any special surface treatment required for the floor to look new and fresh during its useful life. The factory and production are also cooled in a closed system with its own well - no water consumption, no chemicals.
IMPACT OF CLEANING 1 M2 DURING LIFE TIME
APPROVED FOR HOSPITALS
We use two types of additives in our flooring: plasticisers and stabilisers. These have been, and are in many cases, a problem with PVC. Bolon has been a forerunner and early on removed the heavy metals injurious to the environment and health as well as the dangerous softeners that can be endocrine disruptors. This means our floors are free of toxins.
Bolon introduced biological plasticisers as far back as 2010 and was, thus, the first in the world with this process. Our floors obtain the best classification* of emissions during the product lifetime. This means that the floors can be used in hospitals and other sensitive environments.
*Bolon flooring has the M1 class from the Building Information Foundation RTS and also the FloorScore classification, where the emission of volatile hydrocarbons (TVOC) is measured at less than 0.5 milligrams per cubic meter of air.
THE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS TOXIN FREE FLOORING
Phasing out lead as stabilisers
Development and introduction of phthalate and fossil-free plasticisers for some products
Transition to phthalate-free plasticisers in all products
Development of Bolon NoGlue®, enabling glue-free installation of tile products
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES A BOLON FLOOR CONTAIN ANY DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES?
All of Bolon’s floors are free from hazardous plasticisers and stabilisers such as phthalates and heavy metals. Moreover, the floors have very low emissions throughout the useful life of the floor.
ARE YOUR FLOORS ECOLABELLED?
Our vinyl raw material is ecolabelled and the flooring complies with strict requirements for the eco-labelling of buildings. Bolon is also classified as best health class by the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association. In addition, Bolon has many different certifications covering both health and the environment, as well as declarations that completely openly show the components and environmental impact.
HOW OPEN ARE YOU WITH THE CONTENT AND IMPACT OF YOUR PRODUCTS?
We are completely transparent and have third-party certifications for both environmental performance and content declarations.
Download our report
Learn more about our sustainability approach through our report below.