Mannington Commercial earns BioPreferred certification
Calhoun, Ga.—Mannington Commercial’s award-winning Legato Liquid Linoleum flooring product has received USDA BioPreferred certification from the United States Department of Agriculture. According to the company, the BioPreferred label signifies the company’s ongoing commitment to developing sustainable products designed for commercial and government projects, and Legato is one of the few non-carpeted flooring products to receive this designation.
Made from biobased ingredients, including vegetable oil, cork, wood flour, limestone and natural colors, Legato meets mandatory procurement requirements set on federal agencies and their contractors, according to Mannington Commercial. The certification also supports the BioPreferred Program’s goal to increase the purchase and use of bio-based products to reduce the adverse environmental and health impacts associated with the country’s reliance on petroleum and petroleum-derived products. .
“From the outset, Legato has been designed to perform in the harshest commercial environments while being a premium product in terms of environmental performance,” said Al Boulogne, vice president of commercial carpet, rubber and resin floors, Mannington Commercial. “When measuring a product’s environmental impact, customers want transparency. The USDA BioPreferred certification comes from a trusted government agency; it validates the credibility of Legato’s biobased content and provides peace of mind for customers. The certification also gives government designers and federal contractors an innovative and environmentally friendly flooring option that meets the requirements and specification requirements for their commercial projects.”
Legato can be installed on any commercial interior floor surface that requires the benefits of infection control, slip resistance and sound dampening and is installed seamlessly in-situ over the existing moisture-treated subfloor with minimal preparation, according to Mannington Commercial. Legato requires no glue and generates little to no waste during installation.
As a biobased product, Legato is VOC-free and contains no plasticizers, PVC, formaldehyde, chlorine or heavy metals. Legato is also 105% carbon offset (cradle to gate), FloorScore certified and has a product specific Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Health Product Declaration (HPD) and is ILFI Declare Red List Free. Legato Liquid Linoleum can also contribute to LEED credits.
Legato Liquid Linoleum Achieves USDA Certified Biobased Certification
BioPreferred products are third-party certified and audited by the USDA to ensure they contain a verified amount of renewable organic ingredients, also known as biobased content. Once certified, a product can carry the USDA Certified Biobased Product label, reassuring customers that the product meets biobased content standards, the company said.
Legato has received multiple industry awards and recognition for its innovation, as well as its safe, hygienic, stain resistant and biobased sustainable properties. Recognition includes a Metropolis magazine Positive Planet Award, an Interiors and Sources Purpose Award and a Healthcare Design magazine Nightingale Gold Award. Legato was also selected as a finalist of the HiP Award Interior Design and earned an Editor’s Choice Award from Building Design and Construction.