NORWALK, CT, Jan. 12, 2024 – BuildingGreen celebrated the positive transformations happening in
the building industry with its annual Top 10 Green Building Products. The Mycelium Collection of
SRPÔ TPU Rigid Core flooring, by HMTX Industries, was acknowledged as one of the gamechanging
products for 2024. According to BuildingGreen, the collection was chosen because it can
be recycled back into new flooring with no loss of performance, providing an attractive and more
environmentally responsible alternative to vinyl. The Mycelium Collection was the only flooring
A key differentiator in selecting the Mycelium Collection was its use of thermoplastic polyurethane
(TPU), a different kind of chemistry not found in other resilient flooring. Known for its strength and
versatility, TPU differs from standard polyurethane materials used in a myriad of other building
products. Standard polyurethane is a thermoset plastic that cannot be melted down and thus is not
readily recyclable, whereas TPU can be melted and processed into new material.
Said Brent Ehrlich, BuildingGreen’s Products & Materials Specialist, “In an ideal world, we’d like
more natural solutions, but for some design choices, there just aren’t good options. The thing that’s
interesting about this product is that it can be recycled into new flooring, with no loss of
performance. That’s something that is rare, so it becomes a more environmentally and socially
responsible vinyl alternative.”
Vermont-based BuildingGreen, a multifaceted resource for the AEC industry is dedicated to
championing the changemakers in sustainable building and design. The much-anticipated awards
program has been showcasing products that significantly improve upon business-as-usual practices
for more than 20 years. The rigorous selection process to determine the annual Top 10 products
leverages BuildingGreen’s deep knowledge of product innovations and trends as well as its
understanding of the biggest problems that need to be solved to transform the building industry.
Learn more about BuildingGreen Top 10 Products here.
About HMTX Industries
Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, HMTX Industries is a global flooring company serving a
diverse cross section of the construction and renovation marketplaces. The HMTX family of
companies includes four subsidiaries. Halstead™ is the leading supplier of resilient flooring to the
home center market. Metroflor™ is its signature residential brand in North America. HMTX
Commercial markets the Teknoflor™ and Aspecta™ commercial brands to designers and architects
in North America; and HMTX Global serves the residential and commercial sectors worldwide
through diverse channel partners focused on Aspecta™, Allure™, and OEM-private label brands.
As a global leader in sustainable practices, HMTX sets industry standards for quality and
performance as well as superior product design. Its manufacturing processes, workplaces and
product ingredients all reflect a significant dedication to sustainability, transparency, and societal
impact. HMTX has received numerous accolades for innovation, supply chain performance, online
excellence, and customer partnership.
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