We know that Monterey Peninsula
residents care about the environment, and we want to do our
part by offering sustainable and green flooring materials to
our customers. Floor Store USA carries product lines
that are environmentally friendly from several manufacturers
such as Mohawk, Shaw, Solida, and more. Just about
every type of flooring comes in an environmentally
responsible option--even hardwood! When looking for a
green flooring option, consider:
Carpet made of recycled
plastic, recycled bottles, or natural materials such as
wool, jute, sisal or seagrass
Keep reading below for
information on some flooring manufacturers (Mohawk,
and Shaw) that have taken steps to
become environmentally responsible in their manufacturing
and business practices.
adopted many practices and programs to promote environmental
stewardship and sustainability.
Mohawk Industries uses
nearly 25% of all recycled plastic bottles in North
America. That’s almost 3 billion bottles annually --
which makes Mohawk one of the few companies that
purchase more waste than they produce! And since 1999
Mohawk has been operating the world’s largest plastic
bottle recycling plant, located in Summerville, Georgia.
The recycled bottles are made into Mohawk’s Everstrand
line of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) carpet fiber.
Hardwood floors can also
be environmentally responsible. Mohawk’s Antique
Artisans line of hardwood flooring is made from
reclaimed lumber. When buildings are torn down, the
material (including the old lumber) is sent to the
landfill. To minimize the amount of lumber going into
landfills, Mohawk converts the old lumber into hardwood
flooring. The resulting floor is beautiful, as the wood
has true character and a rich history.
The Mohawk manufacturing
facilities that produce ceramic tile recover and reuse
all water involved in the manufacturing process. That is
a big accomplishment for a ceramic tile producer.
Mohawk has cut the amount
of water used to manufacture carpet in half from 1995 to
products use 75% pre-consumer recycled materials,
keeping 680 million pounds of material
out of landfills.
Six times more trees are
planted than harvested by Mohawk suppliers.
also operates a recycling facility in Georgia. But at Shaw’s
Evergreen Nylon Recycling facility in Augustine, they
recycle old nylon carpets and makes them into brand new
carpet. Through their efforts, Shaw keeps nearly 300 million
pounds of carpet out of landfills each year. The carpet
produced at this recycling plant is labels AnsoCarpet.
In addition, all Shaw
Industries broadloom and carpet tile products meet the
standards required for the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green
Label and Green Label Plus. The certification means that the
products have been tested to ensure that they are low in
chemical emissions or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The
Green Label Plus certification means that the products have
met additional requirements set forth by California’s
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) for low
emitting materials. With these certifications, you can be
sure that the carpet is safe and healthy for use by
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