The Future of Flooring

Vinyl and rubber infuse the flooring sector with innovation in sustainability and style.


This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previous live event.

Vinyl and rubber infuse the flooring sector with innovation in sustainability and style.

Interior environments have been in the spotlight for some time, with an increasing number of third-party certifiers keeping tabs on sustainability, occupant health and well-being, material safety, and more. Rightfully so, design professionals are increasingly engaged in and viewed as significant players not only in the future of the planet, but in the overall wellness of all individuals who will experience the spaces they design. As we move carefully into a post-pandemic world, material decisions are only set to increase in importance in the eyes of everyone from the real estate developer to the architect and interior designer to the end user.

Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading this article. To receive one health, safety and wellness hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEU) as approved by IDCEC, read the article, then take the associated test.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand why vinyl and rubber are superior and sustainable materials for flooring.
  • Identify the right flooring material for a variety of commercial settings.
  • Understand how vinyl and rubber flooring can contribute to healthy interiors.
  • Understand how vinyl and rubber flooring can make valuable contributions to both indoor air quality and a building’s overall carbon footprint.
  • Understand how vinyl and rubber flooring can contribute to a circular economy.

*This CEU opportunity is sponsored by FLEXCO.

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Course Includes

  • 13 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • AIA


    Instructional Delivery Method: On-Demand: Print/Other

    Prerequisites: None

    Program Level: Basic

    Advance learner preparation: N/A

    AIA CES program approval expiration date:


    AIA CES Provider statement: Endeavor Business Media is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number 10084542. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3). This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.




    Credits: 0.1 CEU/HSW Sustainability

    This CEU is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits.