Avant Flooring wins prestigious GAIA award 2013 for sustainability

DUBAI- December 09, 2013: Avant Holding GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of high quality, sustainable interior solutions for commercial and domestic sectors, has recently won the Gaia international award for the best sustainable flooring solutions.

The Gaia recognised Avant for its flooring solutions that best satisfies the criteria of unique sustainable features. The Gaia Awards has grown into the industry’s most respected awards honoring construction-related products that have truly integrated the concept of moving towards a more sustainable built environment.

Avant produces a growing line of products under the “Avant” brand name for commercial and domestic sectors. Avant’s product range includes Flooring, Roofing, Wall Panelling and Ceiling products. Avant’s revolutionary flooring products the best replacement of wooden flooring without any of the worries and maintenance issues of wood. Available in more than 20 countries, the avant-garde products have been a global success owing to its high-quality and sustainability.

Commenting on winning the Gaia award, Mr. Philip Mazloumian, Director of International Business at Avant Holding GmbH, said, “We are proud of winning the coveted award for sustainable flooring solutions in the Gaia awards. The award recognizes our global leadership in offering sustainable and top quality solutions to our consumers.”

“Avant Flooring, researched and developed in Germany, is a next generation, sustainable composite flooring. The eco-friendly and energy saving flooring solutions reduce the carbon footprint, thereby protecting the planet and saving vital ecosystem such as trees and plants with our long term goal to maintain and protect Earth,” he added.

Mr. Mazloumian further said, “The products enjoy a growing market share and have received wide acceptance around the world. Recognised for its quality and unmatched durability, Avant products have been ranked as the next-generation products based on their innovative and eco-friendly features. Having already made a mark across the globe, Avant’s interiors solutions have been utilised in leading hotel chains, residences, restaurants, resorts, yachts, cruise-ships, hospitals and water bus stations.”

Avant’s strong flooring panels can withstand the pressures of foot traffic at hotels, airports, shopping malls, office buildings and indoor stadiums. Moreover, the product being made up of sustainable materials, offers the user the beauty of wood without shedding a single tree. Avant’s unique composition and seamless joints make it 100% waterproof and dustproof, ensuring an anti-allergenic interior environment. It is UV and fire resistant, scratch resistant and durable. Avant Flooring does not expand or contract in response to environmental conditions. It is also reusable and recyclable. The flooring panels are designed to have a natural look and feel, and are made from ultra-durable, sustainable materials that ensure the panels will never scuff, scratch, stain, rot or deform.

The flooring’s zero absorption properties mean it reflects cool air and thereby reduces air conditioner load – saving 30% of electricity use, resulting in lower carbon emissions. Fifteen wooden grain shades are suitable for residential, commercials buildings and cruise liners. Avant Flooring comes with a 20-year interior warrantee.

The Gaia Awards were launched in 2008 to honour companies in the construction sector whose products and services demonstrate a reduction of construction’s impact on the environment. The World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB) recognised Avant with ‘THE BIZZ 2013- Peak of Success’ title, which is the most important business award in the world. Avant was honoured by the Europe Business Assembly at the Institute of Directors, Oxford with the Best Enterprises Award in the field of construction and finishing materials. Avant was adjudged the “Best of Category” for flooring at the International Interior Design Association Award (IIDA) from USA.

About Avant Holding

Avant Holding is a diverse organization involved in a range of activities including manufacturing, import/export, trading, consulting, sourcing, publishing, brand-building and integrated marketing communication. The group currently has offices in the UAE, India, China, Germany and Russia. In 2011, they have won the International Star Award for Quality in Geneva, the European Award for Best Practices in Belgium and the World Business Leader by the Bizz 2012, London.

The company manufactures a growing line of products under the “Avant” brand name for commercial and domestic sectors. The brand is fast penetrating the market and shifting people’s perception of quality and is already associated with respected products including Avant Roofing, Avant Flooring, Avant Wall Paneling, Avant Ceilings and Avant Wind Turbines.

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