DalNaturel natural rubber flooring is considered one of the most sustainable flooring products and can contribute to Greenstar points for Office Interiors or NABERS ratings for indoor air quality. DalNaturel has now been installed on many Greenstar buildings in Australia, such as 6-star Macquarie Bank Sydney, 5-star Fairfax Media House Melbourne and 6-star The Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra.
Download the Office Interiors excel spreadsheet which shows points for DalNaturel for Greenstar.
Dalsouple is listed on Ecospecifer, the website that lists only sustainable, environmentally friendly products, click here
DalNaturel has been tested to have extremely low VOC's and qualify below the standard emissions. (see test page). The latest NABERS rating considers indoor air quality for offices and this is why many deisgners and architects are moving away from using some vinyls (which have plasticers and sometimes toxins).
Some young people do not realise that there is actually a rubber tree. The latex (sap) that is tapped from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is processed into sheet rubber and natural clay particles added to manufacture the Dalsouple natural floor tiles. The rubber trees last until they are about 30 years old then they are chopped down and the timber is used for fuel or other uses. New rubber trees then replace the old plantations. The rubber used in Dalsouple tiles is high quality Malaysian Rubber that is bought as a commodity on the open market, then shipped to France. The natural china clays come from the UK.
If you compare this to Lino, the many ingreadients used to make lino come from a large amount of areas all over the world.