Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle is a biomimetic approach to the design and manufacture of products and systems. By modeling manufacturing based on natural processes, Tandus Centiva views materials as nutrients circulating in healthy, safe metabolisms. Put simply, Cradle to Cradle is a holistic approach that, when applied to manufacturing, creates systems that are efficient, waste free and produce healthy products.

“The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories — material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product receives an achievement level in each category — Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum — with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark.”

ethos® Silver C2C Profile & Certificate

CRI Green Label Plus

All Tandus Centiva soft surface products are certified to the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus program. The CRI GLP program was developed to test and certify carpet, cushion and adhesive products for VOC emissions. Products with this certification meet the requirements of California’s 01350 and are among the lowest emitting in the market.

Soft Surface Products


MAS Certified Green

Tandus Centiva conducts VOC content testing and obtains third-party certification of the results for its adhesive products through Materials Analytical Services, LLC. This allows Tandus Centiva to provide quantifiable results demonstrating that VOC content is below the threshold limits specified by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1168.

MAS Certified Certificates


NSF/ANSI 140 is a leading sustainability assessment that evaluates carpet based on life-cycle assessment principles. This standard was developed by NSF’s National Center for Sustainability Standards (NCSS) through a consensus-based public process with a multi-stakeholder group of participants. Six key areas of sustainability are measured:

• Public health and environment
• Energy and energy efficiency
• Biobased, recycled content materials and environmentally preferable materials
• Manufacturing
• Reclamation and end-of-life management
• Innovation

ER3 - Platinum Certificate
ethos Powerbond - Platinum Certificate
ethos Modular - Platinum Certificate
Powerbond Cushion - Gold Certificate
Flex-Aire Modular - Gold Certificate


NSF/ANSI-332 is the leading sustainability assessment for resilient floorcoverings developed by NSF’s National Center for Sustainability Standards (NCSS) through a consensus-based public process with a multi-stakeholder group of participants. Based on a life cycle assessment approach, NSF/ANSI 332 employs a point system to evaluate resilient flooring against established prerequisite requirements, performance criteria and quantifiable metrics in six key areas:

• Product design
• Long-term value
• End-of-life management
• Corporate governance
• Innovation

Contour NSF/ANSI-332 Gold Certificate
Venue NSF/ANSI-332 Gold Certificate
Victory NSF/ANSI-332 Gold Certificate

Recycled Content

Recycled Content is a third-party certification which demonstrates Tandus Centiva’s commitment to conserving natural resources, meeting customer specifications, qualify for LEED and environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) programs and supports aggressive sustainability goals.

ER3® Modular RS
ER3® Modular RS w/ ECONYL® fiber
ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™
ethos® Modular with Omnicoat Technology™ w/ ECONYL® fiber
Flex-Aire® Cushion Modular RS
Flex-Aire® Cushion Modular RS w/ ECONYL®
Powerbond® Cushion RS
Powerbond® Cushion RS w/ ECONYL®
Powerbond® ethos® Cushion RS
Powerbond® ethos® w/ ECONYL® fiber
Powerbond® Medfloor® RS
Powerbond® Medfloor® RS w/ ECONYL®

Carbonfree Certification

Our Carbonfree® Flooring program allows customers the option to purchase their products as carbon neutral or “carbonfree” through a registered and credible program. Purchasing carbon free products means that the greenhouse gas emissions related to the entire life cycle of the product have been offset. Working in conjunction with Carbonfund.org and INSF International, third-party validated carbon offset credits are purchased and retired to offset the greenhouse gases associated with the product's life cycle. For more information, contact your local Tandus Centiva account executive. A certificate will be provided to Carbonfree projects. More information at Carbonfund.org


All Tandus Centiva LVT products are FloorScore® certified. FloorScore® certification means that a resilient flooring product is independently certified by SCS Global Services to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 program.

The FloorScore® certification means safer, healthier, cleaner air.

Contour, Event & Victory FloorScore® Certificate

Venue FloorScore® Certificate

Adhesives FloorScore® Certificate

ISO 9001

The ISO 9001 Standard for quality management systems is designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product. The process encompasses the entire organization and requires senior management buy-in, it is not just a function of the Quality Department. To achieve ISO 9001, Tandus Centiva’s Florence, AL facility has demonstrated that it meets the regulatory requirements and applies the system effectively to be of real benefit to our customers.

LVT - Florence ISO 9001

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an Environmental Management System (EMS). It does not state requirements for environmental performance but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set environmental initiatives with a goal of continual improvement. It is used by Tandus Centiva to improve effectiveness of resource use, eliminate emissions and waste and reduce costs. Using ISO 14001 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.

Carpet - Dalton and Calhoun ISO 14001
LVT - Florence ISO 14001

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001 is an international specification for health/safety management. Tandus Centiva’s Florence, AL facility uses its OHSAS 18001 system to control, or eliminate if possible, health/safety hazards and risks associated with its operations; comply with health/safety laws and regulations and continually improve its health/safety performance.

LVT - Florence OHSAS 18001