Consumers around the world have never been as environmentally conscious when consuming goods and services as we are today. Primarily, we would think of our choices surrounding fashion retail, grocery shopping and energy consumption, when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint. However, there are many other ways in which we can improve our sustainability practices, including our choice of flooring for our homes and businesses. In addition to being eco-friendly, sustainable flooring options can also be better for your health and can even be more cost-effective than other options. In this blog, we’ve put together a list of our most sustainable flooring types and brands for you to consider for your next flooring project.
Modulyss Carpet Tiles
Designed and manufactured in Belgium, modulyss has over 25 years experience in delivering superb, sustainable flooring, and we are proud to be the exclusive distributor of modulyss carpet tiles in the Republic of Ireland. Through their use of ECONYL yarn from recycled nylon, 90% recycled felt backing and CO2 neutral carpet tiles, modulyss takes pride in their commitment to the environment. All products possess an A or A+ BREEAM rating and also make a positive contribution to LEED certification when specified.
The company is also an associate partner of Healthy Seas® which was established to protect our water by collecting abandoned fishing nets. These nets are then recycled into carpet tile yarn which is used in the company’s 10 eco ranges. Modulyss has also recently announced that 9 of their collections have been Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold. This is a globally recognised independent standard for products with a positive impact on the environment in which brands undergo an extensive assessment of both environmental and social factors in order to become certified.
Contract Flooring currently supplies over 48 collections of stunning carpet tiles designed to mix and match in a range of different sizes and patterns, there is no limit to the versatility of modulyss carpet tiles. Our range includes products from modulyss First Forward, First Straightline, First Streamline, First Define, and First Decode.
Forbo are another great brand who pride themselves on their sustainability credentials. Marmoleum, the Forbo linoleum brand, is entirely created from raw materials obtained from their natural habitat right where they grow and renew, often in the space of just 12 months. The impressive carbon-neutral flooring is made from 97% natural, raw materials, 70% of which are rapidly renewable along with 43% recycled content. The key raw materials used in the production of the flooring include linseed oil, wood flour and jute, all of which contribute in their own specific way to the production and formation of the flooring.
Marmoleum products are durable, long-lasting and naturally bacteriostatic which means that it is resistant to MRSA and E-Coli and has been approved by Allergy UK. Available in a wide range of colours, designs and sizes, Marmoleum is the perfect choice for both commercial and residential flooring.
WISE by Amorim Flooring
Contract Flooring are proud to be the sole distributor of WISE flooring in Ireland. As the world market leader of cork flooring, Amorim is a well-established business that has been producing cork flooring since 1886, with WISE being its most sustainable floating cork floor to date. One of the most environmentally friendly flooring options available, WISE is made from 100% sustainable material, waterproof and is a non PVC product with a carbon negative footprint.
Considered the most sustainable flooring type, cork is made from the bark of the cork tree, which regrows every eight to ten years, no damage is caused to the tree itself upon harvesting and all of the byproduct from the production of cork flooring can be saved and reused in the manufacturing process. Some of the other great benefits of cork flooring include its warmth and quietness, its impact resistance and the great indoor air quality it provides, which is especially important for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. WISE by Amorim Flooring truly is the ultimate cork flooring product, suitable for a wide variety of residential and commercial uses.
Sustainable Flooring in Ireland with Contract Flooring
Sustainability is particularly important to us here at Contract Flooring Supplies. As outlined above, we offer a wide range of environmentally-friendly flooring brands to suit both residential and commercial flooring projects. To learn more about sustainable flooring and the options that are available to you here at Contract Flooring, contact us today on +353 (0) 1 456 8422 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org