Going Green: Our Eco-Friendly Flooring Products & Practices
At Advantage Sport, “going green” isn’t just a fad; it’s firmly established in our business philosophy. As such, we are proud to offer top-quality, ecologically responsible flooring products and installation methods. They are designed to provide superior flooring solutions with minimal environmental impact while also providing healthier indoor air quality in every facility. As green building continues to evolve, more emphasis is being placed on the construction of structures that are sustainable and healthier. That’s why Advantage Sport is committed to eco-friendly flooring materials and best practices.
Sustainable Work Practices
We are firmly committed to upholding sustainable development practices throughout our operations. Waste reduction through recycling the following items remains a high priority:
- Wrapping Paper
- Bottles and Cans
Sustainable Installation Practices
Eco-friendly flooring installation method such as GreenLay™ is 98-percent adhesive-free, meaning that there is less waste than full-adhesive installations. Coupled with sustainable flooring materials, this revolutionary process results in moisture tolerance of relative humidity levels above 90 percent.
By using the GreenLay™ process, sustainable flooring materials rank among the easiest to remove, replace, and recycle. The use of sustainable flooring materials and best practices deliver environmental benefits throughout the installation’s life cycle.
Healthy & Sustainable Flooring Materials
As a leader in eco-friendly flooring installations, we offer a wide range of responsible products that make a positive impact on both the environment and the health of the community.
The majority of our sustainable flooring materials are made from recycled materials. Recycling inherently reduces the volume of harmful greenhouse gases and water pollutants released during manufacturing.
On top of the environmental impact, it’s also important to consider the impact of your sports flooring materials on overall health and well-being. While the air quality aspects of sports flooring tend to get overlooked, we have made it a priority to provide products to our customers that contain no harmful materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, phthalates, and formaldehyde. This ensures your facility remains safe for the community members, athletes, and children who use it.
These healthy and sustainable sports flooring systems include:
It’s essential that sustainable flooring materials are coated with environmentally-friendly finishes. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) react to nitrogen oxides in sunlight to form toxic smog. Some, but not all, VOCs are strictly regulated by government regulations which helps environmentally conscious people tasked with making healthy choices. And that’s why we use only VOC-compliant floor finishes and Gymline game line paint. Additionally, our VOC-compliant products do not require harsh maintenance chemicals after installation.
Health and Safety Certifications
When decision-makers weigh the lasting benefits of durable sports flooring options, it’s also crucial to ensure we protect our community members from health hazards. Installation processes and sustainable flooring materials are fundamental, but expertise remains vital. That’s why we work with manufacturers that comply with the following health and safety certifications and guidelines:
- Asthma & Allergy Friendly™ certification
- Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association certification (MFMA)
- The Rainforest Alliance
- Floor Score® certification
- Phthalate-free manufacturing process
- REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemicals compliance
- California Proposition 65 compliance
- Contribution to LEED® credit qualifications by the Green Building Council
- Cradle to Cradle® certification
- GREENGUARD certification program
- Certified Manufacturer ISO 14001
- Certified Manufacturer ISO 9001
- Forest Stewardship Council certification (FSC)
- Compliance with Canadian standards regarding fire
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality and Carbon Footprint with Advantage Sport
As a family-owned and operated business for more than 40 years, Advantage Sport continues its industry leadership through a green commitment. We provide safer and healthier surfaces for all athletes and sports enthusiasts by offering high-quality, eco-friendly specialized sports flooring. If you are considering a flooring installation, contact Advantage Sport today.