The nylon yarn we use, ensures our products wear well, are easy to maintain, and can be made into a multitude of textures and colours. But the yarn is still the single largest contributor to the environmental impact of a modular carpet.
That’s why over 450 of our colours are now made from 100% recycled nylon yarn. It is also why 49% of our raw materials globally are recycled or bio-based.
tonnes of used
However, our products still have an impact which is why we have our Cool Carpet® carbon offset service, available on request.
Cool Carpet® cancels every gram of greenhouse gas emissions associated with a product through its entire lifecycle – from manufacture and installation, through to end of life. Globally, we offset 25 million m2 of Cool Carpet® in 2012.
A long life,
and useful afterlife
We offer advice on product choice and maintenance to extend the life of our products. And, for a small cost, our ReEntry® programme will take back used tiles, so they don’t end up in landfill.
Instead, we will find a new purpose for
them or recycle them into new modular
flooring. By doing this, in 2012 we
diverted over 6,700 tonnes of
carpet from landfill sites
around the world.
We’ve been learning about sustainability
for decades – and we’re happy to share
our knowledge, by offering intensive
workshops to our customers.
These sessions open up brand new perspectives, taking in operations, marketing, logistics, sales, culture and management.