Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile

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Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per 1 m² for 1 year
Total:7 kg CO₂e
7,000 gCO₂e
 • Materials:3.25 kg CO₂e
3,250 gCO₂e
 • Production:3.03 kg CO₂e
3,030 gCO₂e
 • Usage:0.6 kg CO₂e
600 gCO₂e
 • End of Life:0.12 kg CO₂e
120 gCO₂e
Material Use
limestonepolyvinyl chloride
benzoatedioctyl terephthalate
titanium dioxidecalcium phosphate
pigments
Water Use
Per 1 m² for 1 year
Total:1778 L
469.392 USgal
 • Materials:579 L
152.856 USgal
 • Production:998 L
263.472 USgal
 • Usage:136 L
35.904 USgal
 • End of Life:65 L
17.16 USgal
Source: ASTM International[1]

Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile is a type of vinyl tile flooring. The global warming potential or carbon footprint of the product is 7 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per 1 m² for 1 year. It is responsible for 1778 liters of water use.

The product environmental impact information comes from an environmental product declaration published by ASTM International.[1]

Materials

Materials used to produce the product include limestone, polyvinyl chloride, benzoate, dioctyl terephthalate, titanium dioxide, calcium phosphate and pigments. Producing and acquiring these raw materials is responsible for 579 liters of water use and 3.25 kg of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.



Other products

The table below lists products in the flooring category with the lowest total GHG emissions.

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Armstrong Linoleum (1 m²) 5.97
Armstrong Biobased Tile (1 m²) 6.22
Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile (1 m²) 7
Armstrong Heterogeneous Vinyl Sheet (1 m²) 8.08

See also

  • Flooring - comparison of the environmental impact of flooring products.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Armstrong Vinyl Composition Tile Environmental Product Declaration. ASTM International, 4 April 2014. Web.