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Flexco Introduces Revolutionary Reformulation for TUFLEX® Sports Flooring

The Industry’s Only “Red List Free,” 100% Recyclable Sports Flooring Product

Tuscumbia, AL, June 14, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The TUFLEX® brand of sports flooring represents the only
sports flooring product on the market free of harmful “Red List” chemicals. Working toward a higher
standard in sustainability, the TUFLEX manufacturing team adheres to careful raw material sourcing in
order to eradicate the environmental health risks associated with hazardous chemicals from a long list,
including formaldehyde, lead, cadmium, mercury, halogens, asbestos, and aromatic oils - commonly
found in the recycled tire crumb used to manufacture competitive sports flooring. With its recent
reformulation, using only “Red List Free” chemicals, TUFLEX now provides a healthier environment for
therapy rooms in healthcare facilities, veterinary offices, workout areas and locker rooms at institutional
and recreational fitness centers.

“In today's marketplace, sustainability issues are a key consideration in specifying the products used in
commercial construction,” said Ann Dougherty, General Manager of Sustainability, Roppe Holding
Company. “Creating Tuflex flooring Red List Free means the floor covering is free of all red list
ingredients that can have an impact on the health and well-being of people who live and work in
buildings.”

In addition to the change in raw material composition, engineers at TUFLEX use a vulcanization system
that is setting a new industry standard - not only in terms of sustainability but also construction. The
smooth, non-porous surface is highly durable and low maintenance, yet it is engineered to deliver
excellent slip resistance. “The unique construction of TUFLEX means we don't have to worry about
going back to a job because the face coat and base layer have separated,” Noted Brent Fike, General
Manager of Technical Services, Roppe Holding Company, “And Tuflex installs like standard rubber tile,
without any sort of weighting system like other sports flooring.”

TUFLEX rubber sports flooring is neither designed with heterogeneous vinyl nor plastic foam
underlayment; it's also 100% recyclable. "What happens to sports flooring at the end of its life?" Rahul
Dhavalikar, Chief Polymer Chemist responsible for all RHC brands, said in a statement. "You throw it
away - but it never really goes away. It's shipped off to landfills and incinerators. Ultimately, we're left
with an atmosphere choked with excess carbon, or oceans filled with waste. What we've created is a
closed-loop flooring system where our customers now have the choice to select a high-performance
rubber flooring product that is made and upcycled in America.”

The new TUFLEX formulation will continue to meet the proven third-party lab verified sustainability
standards that are familiar to its users such as FloorScore® and CHPS certifications for indoor air quality
and low VOC emissions. The manufacturing facility located in Tuscumbia, AL is ISO 14001certified.
Tuflex also meets the criteria for NSF/ANSI 332 Platinum which evaluates and certifies the sustainability
of resilient flooring products across their entire product life cycle beginning with raw materials to end of
life.

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Flexco Floors
Haley Plank
800-862-7539 x 7238
Contact via Email
flexcofloors.com
1401 E. 6th Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

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