It is only when an innate attention to design meets the most modern production technology that Florim porcelain stoneware is born.
It starts with selection of the best natural ingredients, meticulously monitored and blended. Then state-of-the-art technology, skilfully guided by human experience, steps in to guarantee quality, safety and respect for people and the environment. The people who produce our materials work in a safe place and in ethically sustainable conditions.
Due to their nature, all the Group’s products are guaranteed free from pollutant emissions, do not accumulate electrostatic charges, are frostproof and completely inert and are undamaged by contact with flames. 100% of greenware waste from the production process and 100% of wastewater are recycled in every Florim plant.
THE FLORIM PRODUCT
The Florim ceramic product consists of over 90% choice quality natural raw materials. All raw material suppliers are monitored via a software programme which records quarry location, distance from the plant, recycled content declaration and technical safety datasheets. Florim products are therefore manufactured with carefully selected, controlled “ingredients”, blended and transformed into a highly sustainable material.
In 2022, due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Florim had to review the supply of certain raw materials from the Donbass. It was necessary to completely reformulate the mixtures while maintaining the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the Florim surfaces.
The following chart shows the product composition considering all group plants and including packaging.
Florim product certifications
The following is a list of the main product certifications obtained by all or some of the Florim collections.
Florim and Florim USA are members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the most important association which promotes the reduction of buildings’ negative impact on the environment. To allow the effective monitoring a project’s level of sustainability, the USGBC has developed a certification procedure for the development of sustainable buildings, which assess and certifies the sustainability of a building in its entirety. Florim materials are able to help to gain “LEED” points in a number of areas (data available on the Florim brand websites).
Bureau Veritas certifies the pre-consumer (in Florim USA also post-consumer) recycled material content in accordance with the EN ISO 14021 standard.
Florim and Florim USA have achieved the prestigious Greenguard certification for all their products. Issued by the American body UL Environment, this certification aims to reduce indoor pollution, caused by interior design systems and materials. UL Environment thus aims to protect health by improving air quality and reducing people’s exposure to chemicals and other pollutants. Florim has also achieved Greenguard Gold Certification, which imposes even stricter limits to confirm that a given product is suitable for use even in locations such as schools and health care facilities.
The EPD, or Environmental Product Declaration, is a document which defines the environmental impacts arising from production. In 2016 Florim participated in the study – certified by the German organisation IBU – performed on the ceramics industry average data, which aims to raise international awareness of the excellence of the environmental standards achieved. Furthermore, since 2023 Florim has its own EPD
FLORIM stone brand products and some MILE®stone collections are NSF (National Sanitation Foundation – Food Equipment Materials) certified and therefore suitable for use in direct contact with food and food moisture. Specifically, this American certification identifies FLORIM stone as a suitable “solid surface for food zone”.
Florim and MILE®stone products are also supplied complete with HPD – Health Product Declaration. This is a form of self-certification mainly used in the USA and comparable to the European safety data sheet. These are standard declarations for transparent communication on products’ ingredients and the associated risks.
CE Marking guarantees that a material is safe and compliant with the regulations in force in the European Community for all production lots.
Florim products also hold CAM, QB Wallpec, CCC, Kosher, TBWIC, IGIENCZY CERTYFICATE, Fitosanitaria, TIS, CIBD, SASO and SNI certifications,
as well as other even more specific approvals for individual markets.
Download all our product and system certifications here.