Sustainable & Flooring

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There are numerous criteria to consider in determining whether a flooring product is “green” and sustainable.

Understanding the manufacturing process, the materials used to make the product, and the expected lifespan of a product, are just a few points among various criteria that determines how green a product is.

All of the following factors should be taken into consideration when selecting sustainable flooring products:

  • Products with post-consumer recycled content are the most likely materials to be diverted from landfill.
  • Products with pre-consumer/post industrial recycled content are typically industrial by-products and are preferable especially where there are no materials available that have already been in consumer use.
  • Products that conserve natural resources such as certified wood, cork and bamboo flooring, which are rapidly renewable materials in that they regenerate in a period of ten years or less. Certified products tend to come from sources that are methodically replaced, which all avoids the practice of clear-cutting.
  • Products that avoid toxic or other emissions are naturally or minimally processed, or products that facilitate a reduction in polluting emissions from building maintenance.

Other sustainable flooring considerations include product durability, recycling alternatives, local content and transportation, and a comprehensive approach to life-cycle costs.

Once a flooring product is specified, we can also provide installation, maintenance, and finally reclamation at the end of the product's life-cycle.

GreatFloors® … Making an environmental difference one square yard at a time!

At GreatFloors® we make it easy to stay green … with one call we will

  • Supply a comprehensive quote with no hidden expenses.
  • Make all the necessary containment and transportation arrangements.
  • Document the procedure and submit records for compliance.
  • Provide a certificate of reclamation that guarantee's your carpet has been reclaimed and not dumped in a landfill.