2022-03-21 - Kährs

Kährs introduces Nordic Swan Ecolabelled resilient flooring and new member of the PVC-free Kährs Zero family

Leading flooring company Kährs has strengthened its PVC free resilient flooring offering, expanding with a new innovative collection for public and commercial spaces - Zero & Green. Certified with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, Kährs Zero & Green is a high performing flooring solution for projects with tough environmental, health and safety requirements.  


Kährs is continuously seeking to reduce its environmental footprint and innovative new materials is one of the focus areas in the company’s sustainability strategy. Kährs Zero & Green is the latest example of sustainable innovation from the company.

40% of the virgin polymer in Zero & Green is biobased and it contains up to 50% recycled Enomer® material and has the same performance and usability properties as the rest of the Zero range. Awarded with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, this new generation of resilient flooring is especially well-suited for building projects with a clear sustainability profile.

And that is not all, Kährs is also delighted to announce that the complete Kährs Zero range is now produced with 100% renewable energy, reducing the CO2 footprint of Zero Sheet with 32%. 

“I am very proud to introduce the strengthened Zero offering to our partners who are looking for the very best floors for their school or healthcare projects”, says Andreas Berge, CCO Commercial sales at Kährs. “Kährs product development team has made a great job and I am impressed by how they have managed to improve the sustainability properties even more in the Zero & Green Collection, without compromising at all on performance”, Andreas concludes. 


More about Kährs Zero
The pioneering PVC free Zero contract sheet flooring range is made from the unique flooring material Enomer®, developed by then Upofloor, now Kährs, made from safe materials as natural minerals, virgin clean thermoplastic polymers as well as recycled granulates, and in the case of new Zero & Green, also bio-based polymers.

The Zero product family consists of Zero Sheet, Zero Sound (with additional acoustic qualities) and new Zero & Green. They come in a variety of colours and are used for indoor spaces subject to heavy wear-and-tear and with specific needs regarding cleanliness, easy maintenance and indoor air quality, typically education and healthcare facilities. Learn more at kahrsflooring.com.


More about the Nordic Swan Ecolabel certificate
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel criteria is built upon a life cycle assessment perspective – from raw material to end of life – and only the environmentally best products receive the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. It is an effective program for helping companies that are working on sustainable solutions – while also helping consumers and professional buyers to choose environmentally sound goods and services.

Kährs Zero & Green fulfils the demands required on floor coverings to be certified with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel:

  • The flooring material needs to have a high proportion of renewable and/or recycled materials
  • It needs to meet stringent requirements on chemicals harmful to health and the environment
  • The flooring material should guarantee low emissions and a good indoor environment
  • It should be manufactured energy efficiently
  • The flooring should have good durability

  

For further information, please contact:

Andreas Berge, Chief Commercial Officer, Commercial Sales
+46 70 246 38 35, andreas.berge@kahrs.com

Helén Johansson, Communication
+46 70 364 60 30, helen.johansson@kahrs.com
 

About Kährs
Kährs is a leading manufacturer and distributor of flooring with the aim of providing customer experiences beyond expectations. Kährs’ innovations have shaped the industry throughout its history and the company is dedicated to offering flooring solutions for every room, environment and need. The company delivers sustainable and durable flooring solutions to more than 70 countries and has approximately 1,500 employees and annual sales of more than SEK 3.2 billion. kahrsflooring.com