Life cycle assessment of flooring materials: Case study
Journal article, 1997

The environmental impact of the three flooring materials linoleum, vinyl flooring and solid wood flooring during their life cycles was assessed and compared through life cycle assessment (LCA). The scenarios used describe a Swedish situation. Only impacts on the natural environment were studied The quantitative results of the inventory analysis were evaluated by using three different assessment methods. According to the results, solid wood flooring proved to be clearly the most environmentally sound flooring. Linoleum was ranked as more environmentally sound than vinyl flooring, although this was less evident in comparison with ranking the solid wood flooring.


Åsa Jönsson

Department of Technical Environmental Planning

Anne-Marie Tillman

Department of Technical Environmental Planning

T. Svensson

Department of Technical Environmental Planning

Building and Environment

0360-1323 (ISSN)

Vol. 32 3 245-255

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Other Environmental Engineering



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