Decoline is the first Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) manufacturer to employ silver (Ag+), a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent, in flooring. NanoSilver™ technology is effective against bacteria, viruses and some molds, yet is non-toxic to humans and animals. NanoSilver™ makes sense for a variety of applications, from healthcare and hospitality to schools and homes.
The top polyurethane layers of our NanoSilver™ floors contain actual silver that has been split into nano-sized particles, each 1 billionth of a meter. This exponentially increases the surface area coverage, thereby increasing the antimicrobial efficiency of the floors.
This antimicrobial agent works in two ways:
NanoSilver™ works with hydrogen in the air to denature the disulphide bonds in life-sustaining enzymes produced inside microbes.
NanoSilver™ works with oxygen in either air or water, breaking down microbes through oxidization, an antibacterial process that works similarly to hydrogen peroxide.
NanoSilver™ is an innovation that helps to create a healthier indoor environment for our customers.
CSIRO Slip Resistance
In order to interpret the classifications, please refer to Standards Australia Handbook 197, An Introductory Guide to the Slip Resistance of Pedestrian Surface Materials, which recommends minimum classifications for a wide variety of locations.
It is important to realise that test results obtained on unused factory-fresh samples may not be directly applicable in service, where proprietary surface coatings, contamination, wear and subsequent cleaning all influence the behaviour of the pedestrian surface.
CSIRO has categorized the AS4586 classifications into sub-groups Low, Medium & High. The slip resistance test classification is still determined according to AS 4586 Australian Standard (Appendices A & D). The added information of Low, Medium and High allows professionals to make a better judgement of pedestrian floor requirements.
APL Fire Rating
REACTION TO FIRE TEST FOR FLOORINGS
TEST METHOD AS/ISO 9239.1 2003 Reaction to Fire Tests for Floorings Part 1 Determination of the Burning Behaviour Using a Radiant Heat Source. As required by specification C1.10 of the Building Code of Australia.
The test values to the behaviour of the test speciments of a product under the particular conditions of the test, the are not intended to be the sole criterion for assessing the potential fire hazard of the product. Clause 9 of AS/ISO 9239 Part 1.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY CERTIFIED TO SCS-EC10.3-2014
Conforms to California Specification 01350 (Standard Method v1.1, effective January 1, 2012) for the school classroom and private office parameters when modeled as Flooring.
Decoline flooring is available in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns...but one feature all Decoline floors have in common is that they are GREEN!
In fact, our products contain the highest percentage of post-consumer recycled material...a minimum of 67% and often as much as 75%, which contributes to the maximum LEED credits. We are proud to say that we have the longest history of environmentally conscious Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring manufacturing…over 30 years.
As fitting for the industry leader in environmental practices and products, our flooring lines are manufactured in an environmentally conscious way in our ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified factory. Vinyl flooring, along with additional PVC from alternate sourcing, is remade using our proprietary reclamation program into Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and plank lines. This means that our floors are produced efficiently to the highest standards of resource allocation and waste management.
Our floors are 100% recyclable so they can be reconstituted into more flooring at the end of their life. In addition, our flooring also protects indoor environment and air quality by meeting and exceeding today's most stringent VOC emission requirements.