Healthy Flooring Solutions That Are Beautiful

Thanks to Granorte, you can have healthy flooring solutions that are beautiful too!

The following blog was written by Summit International Flooring's National Sales Director, Marc Becker. Navigating this new climate can be a challenge, but finding healthy and beautiful flooring doesn't have to be! 


It is said that 'necessity is the mother of invention,' but necessity also creates new though paths and consideration of all things old and new.

In this COVID-19 environment, and beyond, there is a certain type of flooring that meets both the needs and concerns of today’s demand. This flooring is made of cork, which is naturally antimicrobial. In addition, it is sustainable, renewable, recyclable (biodegradable), and all this in a sound dampening, comfortable, safe, product that inherently brings with it appearance retention.

These days, cork can be painted and digitally printed. You can have that look of wood, but not worry about noise or indentation. You can glue it down, but in residential or multi-housing applications you can use floating floors. Because floating floors leave a space between them and the sub-floor, GRANORTE (Portugal), the only supplier in their class to do so, adds MICROBAN® to the underside of the tiles to give the added peace of mind that you are deterring microbes and fungus, creating a healthy indoor environment. GRANORTE is exclusively supplied in the USA by Summit International Flooring.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Summit International Flooring offers other flooring products that add to the healthy indoor environment as well. For example, Fitnice Woven Vinyl (Spain) is antimicrobial, phthalate free, Floor Score Certified, and can be cleaned with beach to deter bacteria. We also offer decorative EPDM rubber qualities, which are FloorScore Certified. Should your interest be carpet, rather than resilient flooring, Summit also offers hand-woven wool carpet from Jacaranda Carpet (UK) and machine woven wool carpet from Van Besouw Carpet (Holland). Wool naturally deters fungus, hold moisture in the wet months and releases it in the dry months, and holds carcinogens 25 years before releasing them.