Toronto, Canada, December 21, 2015 – Centura Tile (www.Centura.ca), North America's premier distributor of both residential and commercial floor and wall fashions, is pleased to announce that flooring manufacturer, and business partner Tarkett has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2016 Circulars Awards. This is an honour organized by the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders program as a way to recognize individuals and organizations that make notable contributions to circular economic principles.
"'Circular economy' is another way of saying sustainable business, more or less," explains Ross Keltie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Centura Tile. "Tarkett is being awarded for its eco-driven strategy that minimizes impact on the planet and ensures a positive product life through production, use, and recycling."
Though the Circulars Award winner will not be selected until the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January of 2016, Keltie believes the nomination itself is cause for celebration.
“Whether or not Tarkett wins matters very little,” says Keltie. “Just the fact that they were nominated shows that Tarkett’s amazing work is being acknowledged, and that alone is admirable.”
Tarkett is one of Centura's largest flooring partners and the distributor has been a proud partner in the company's efforts to create and promote eco-friendly designs. Tarkett's pioneering work in designing healthier alternatives to the phthalate plasticizers used in vinyl flooring has been featured in many of its products offered by Centura. Anti-allergen vinyl flooring, low-emission, high-recyclable content design, and renewable energy initiatives are among the other reasons Tarkett's circular practices have made them a candidate for this important award.
"Centura Tile has long supported Tarkett's goal and is honoured to help homeowners across the GTA benefit from its initiatives and innovations," adds Keltie. "Examples of Tarkett's closed-loop circular design can be seen in its FiberFloor and vinyl sheet flooring products, among others, which are stocked by Centura Tile."
Centura Tile has been a staple of interior design throughout Canada since 1933. Its showroom hosts a wide selection of floor and wall tiles at affordable prices for both contractors and do-it-yourself homeowners. For more information on Centura Tile's products, browse the catalogue at http://www.centura.ca.