Interface, the world’s leading modular flooring producer and global leader in sustainability, has announced that its luxury vinyl tile (LVT) products are now made with an exceptionally high 39% recycled content. With this significant move, Interface has expanded the use of recycled content across its product portfolio, furthering its “Climate Take Back” mission to reverse global warming.
KBAC Flooring is the sole South African distributor for Interface flooring.
Interface LVT products and collections, such as Level Set, Studio Set, Drawn Lines and Native Fabric, will now include this high level of recycled content as the company works toward implementing even more product sustainability advancements in the future. Interface’s new high recycled level for LVT production is noteworthy as LVT products have in the past had to use Virgin PVC to achieve the dimensional stability and required quality level in LVTs.
“When Interface in 2017 added LVT products to its wide carpet tile ranges, we made a commitment to bring our sustainability knowledge and experience also to this flooring category,” said Lisa King, Vice President Marketing and Innovation for Interface. “The new innovation to bring pre-consumer recycled content to our LVT offerings is just one of many product actions we are taking as we pursue our goal of becoming a carbon negative enterprise by 2040.
“With the same high-performance standards at no additional cost to the customer, LVT with recycled content is both impactful on the floor – and on 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 programme,” Lisa added.
Interface’s ReEntry recycling programme keeps waste from going into landfill by the company reusing reclaimed materials on an ongoing basis. Through this programme, reclaimed flooring from Interface can be used as flooring again, or separated into component materials to be reused for new flooring products. The aim of the programme is to create a circular economy: to keep waste from landfill and emissions from entering the atmosphere.