GREEN MEETS DESIGN: Flooring Made of Castor Oil
With there being a growing demand of acting in an ecological and sustainable manner within the Architecture and Interior Design industries, Vorwerk Carpets has launched a new Organic Elastic Flooring named ‘RE/COVER Green’.
RE/COVER Green is made of high-grade ecological elastomers and 90% regenerative raw materials. One basic component is castor and rapeseed oil from the seeds of the tropical castor oil tree. The Organic Polyols extracted from castor and rapeseed oil replaces the PVCs which are used for conventional flooring design.
German ecological products and technologies are innovative, reliable and assume a pioneering role on an International scale. The organic flooring is extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear. This makes for an excellent choice for heavy-duty workload areas such as offices, retailing, healthcare, hotels or public-access buildings.
There are 60 unique styles and designs, providing a wide variety of ecological and unique floor options to fulfil high aesthetic standards.
Plain Hued Styles: The Plain Hued styles are Monochrome, giving a discreet sparkling effect. This is inspired by a water surface in motion and a lively appearance as it slightly reflects the surroundings.
Printed Styles: Interpretations of woods, stone and metal.
Parts: Available in three different sizes and allows various plank formats to be combined. The textures interpret materials from nature and the environment in different degrees of abstraction.
PLAIN HUED STYLES
“The collection entitled RE/COVER green signifies an optimal design basis for architects and planners. As a result of the material’s ecological composition and its ‘look’ within the colour code and artwork, RE/COVER green is going to contribute towards initiating particularly aesthetic moments in the field of ‘Green Building’.” - Hadi Teherani, German-Irianian Architect
The advantages at a glance:
Rapeseed and castor oil used instead of petrochemical substances
Doesn’t contain chlorine, plasticisers or solvents
Predominately made of regenerative raw materials
Doesn’t contain PVC’s
Extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear
Easy to care for
Best ratings in a life cycle: cost analysis
Easy to renovate due to a mere 2.5mm material thickness
New backing turns gluing into child’s play
High slip resistance
No toxic gases and very low smoke development in the event of fire
Escape routes remain visible in an emergency
Increased dimensional stability due to glass fibre reinforcement
Large selection of colours on offer
Unique sparkling dot surface in plain-hued products
RE/COVER Green fulfils all ecological specifications and a combination of seals for quality approval.
Blue Angel due to low emissions
Complies with the European Union REACH Regulation
M1 Certification, Finland
A+ Classification, France
GREENGUARD Children and Schools, USA