Interface, a leading modular flooring producer, recently announced that its luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products are now made with an incredibly high 39% recycled content – without compromising quality. This represents a breakthrough in sustainable flooring because traditionally, producers stick to virgin polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials instead of recycled content in an attempt to protect the product’s dimensional stability. Interface’s new LVT achievement shows that this type of flooring can be sustainable, stable and durable even with a high recycled content.
Distributed locally by KBAC Flooring, Interface has now succeeded in expanding the use of recycled content across its product portfolio. This forms part of its “Climate Take Back” mission to reverse global warming and become a carbon negative enterprise by 2040, says Lisa King, Vice President – Marketing and Innovation, for Interface.
“In 2017 when Interface added LVT products to our carpet tile ranges, we made a commitment to bring our sustainability knowledge and standards to this flooring category. The new breakthrough of bringing high level pre-consumer recycled content to our LVT offering is just one of many product actions we are taking. With the same high-performance standards at no additional cost to the customer, LVT with recycled content has a positive impact both on the floor – and the planet. Interface LVTs remain free of phthalates, heavy metals and added formaldehyde, and we take back our LVTs at the end of their life as part of the Interface ReEntry recycling programme,” says Lisa.
With its ReEntry recycling programme, Interface reuses reclaimed materials on an ongoing basis with the aim of creating a circular economy. Reclaimed Interface flooring can be used as flooring again or separated into component materials to be reused for new flooring products.
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Tel: +27 (11) 608 4270 or +27 (21) 462 3446
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