INHABITAT: In terms of sustainability, which types of flooring are the worst? Which are the best?
David: Like the earlier question, you would really have to define your own application before claiming to know what is the “best” or “worst” sustainable flooring solution. In my own personal experience, I would have to say that the worst option for a high-trafficked commercial floor would be any flooring that requires a lot of maintenance such as hardwood, laminates, and cork, just to name a few examples. You are most likely going to have to replace floors made of that material in a short period of time and so that would be the least sustainable option – something you wouldn’t have to worry about if you chose NuClic. We developed NuClic with sustainability as one of our most important pillars. NuClic is the most sustainable option for commercial applications such as hospitals, retail stores, restaurants, hospitality venues and a growing choice for consumers. Industry standards dictate what is sustainable now, but what NuClic does is build with the future in mind. Our 30mil wear-layer surface, backed by our 20 year commercial and lifetime residential warranties, give you a flooring solution that will hold up for a very long time. That is what sustainability is all about, right?