AHF receives Good Design award

Award for good designMountville, Pa.—AHF Products has revealed that its new vinyl-based tile collection, Expressive Ideas, has won a prestigious 2022 Good Design award. Founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, Good Design remains the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.

“AHF Products is delighted to win this award,” said Fred Reitz, vice president of commercial, AHF Products. “This honor recognizes that our products and solutions continue to meet customer needs and that our consistent innovation efforts have paid off. Our team continues to develop flooring solutions that meet and exceed changing customer needs.”

According to the company, the VBT product line offers lower maintenance and life cycle costs than traditional VCT tiles, with colors developed specifically for commercial environments. This revolutionary, low-maintenance VBT product offers superior scratch, stain and abrasion resistance without polishing, lowering the total cost of ownership over the life of the floor. Education, business, retail and healthcare can resume operations much more quickly and with minimal disruption thanks to a simpler maintenance regimen and a variety of performance benefits that improve efficiency, productivity and sustainability goals, the company said.

The collection includes 28 colors and VBT’s through-pattern construction, which means that the color and pattern extends across the entire thickness of the tile, ensures that the color and design of the tile maintains the longevity of the floor. business.

An environmentally friendly product line, VBT is FloorScore certified and is made with 100% virgin vinyl and no phthalates or heavy metals. Because VBT is a longer-lasting product, it needs to be replaced less often and ultimately less waste ends up in landfill. According to the company, commercial customers may need to replace their VCT twice as often as one installation of VBT. Health Product Declaration (HPD) is available. VBT carries a 15-year limited commercial warranty.

This year, the museum said it received a record number of submissions from the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms representing the most important and critical mass of influential companies in the design industry from more than 55 countries, representing the best consumer design, ranging from the “spoon to town” for durability, superior design and unparalleled functionality. In November and December, the 72nd Good Design jury said it met to select more than 1,100 product designs and images from more than 50 countries worthy of the Good Design Award for their Design Excellence.

All awards are listed on the museum’s website gooddesign.org.

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