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Green flooring combines durability with warmth of carpets

by Madelein
Green flooring combines durability with warmth of carpets

Seemingly every day, humans are reminded about their impact on the environment. Media coverage of climate change, carbon emissions, rising pollution and decreasing water quality has put our natural resource challenges front and centre of many of our minds, begging for a solution.

Small changes can make a difference
Whether you own and operate a coal mine or have a job that is comparably low-impact on the environment, it’s important to look at the small ways that you can make a difference. Across the globe, companies are under increasing pressure from government, society and their clients to make bigger green changes. From the recent replacement of straws and doing away with polystyrene cups to overhauling entire supply chains, everyone is looking for ways to do more. As design professionals, there is a way you can help your clients meet their need for eco-conscious building materials. Start with the floor you recommend.

FloorworX supports sustainable building solutions so that their clients’ clients can reduce their environmental impact. The company stocks a wide variety of products in Forbo’s Flotex range to support green initiatives within their business and beyond.

Water-based inks and nylon fibre
Flotex is a unique textile floor covering that combines the hard wearing and durable characteristics of a resilient floor with the quality, warmth and comfort of a carpet. It is created with nylon fibre and all dyes and inks used to create the designs are water based. No additional chemical processes take place other than high temperature steam treatment to secure the colours.

Recycled content and sustainable waste streams
The company’s manufacturing operations produce a flooring solution with green electricity and minimum waste streams that are all recycled in the floor. Waste streams from other locations are used in the backing of the floor coverings, with 67% of the backing material being from recycled content. Flotex products can also be recycled back into the production process.

A truly washable, long-lasting floor
The floors can be cleaned using water and a simple detergent. For most staining, simple household soap is enough to clean the product, while other detergents clean away ink, oil and more severe stains. Being completely waterproof, it is also a truly washable textile floor. With a product lifetime that surpasses that of the majority of textiles by a factor six, this flooring will stand the test of time.

With rising pressure to go green, designers can confidently suggest this range to clients who want a sustainable flooring solution. As the only textile accredited with the British allergy seal of approval, and with ranges to suit any budget or application, make Flotex your next choice.

For more information, contact FloorworX on Tel: +27 (11) 406 4024 or via www.floorworx.co.za.

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