Resilient Flooring & Materiality

Transparency, Product Service Life & Performance
Sponsored by Resilient Floor Covering Institute

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide a process for developing Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) for flooring products.
  2. Learn the project conditions for successful flooring installations.
  3. Learn the material ingredients in resilient flooring products.
  4. Examine product manufacturing processes and installation methods for resilient flooring products.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IDCEC
1 IDCEC CEU
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

When specifying products for the built environment, it is important to transparently understand the origin of material ingredients, how materials are used to produce finished products, and have background on the installation process and related priorities for a successful installation. In the planning project phase, the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) are identified with the client, design team, and other stakeholders. For each installed product, the OPR process identifies desired product service life, application of products for a specific use, and the performance characteristics required. A process for identifying the criteria for inclusion within the OPR is part of the program as it relates to the resilient flooring product category and each type will be reviewed to better understand the materiality and construction of each flooring type, including vinyl tile and sheet; luxury vinyl tile, plank, and rigid core product; linoleum tile and sheet; rubber tile and sheet; and cork tile.

Resilient Flooring

 

Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) As the leading industry association for hard surface flooring, the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) is all about helping designers, architects, facilities managers, home owners, and others make wise flooring decisions. Flooring is a part of our everyday life, so it must be trusted for durability and sustainability.

 

Originally published in November 2021

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