What’s a trailblazer that leaves no trail? It’s sustainable commercial carpet!
Let us explain – the commercial carpet industry has broken into new territory, developing new manufacturing processes that leave no trace behind on the environment while meeting all the same needs that regular carpet can. Building on this momentum, our partner, Shaw Contract, ensures sustainability in all business functions from the top of the facility to the bottom of the product’s composition.
If a tree falls in a forest and no one’s around to hear it, the silence outweighs the impact (and we’re down another tree) – so here’s how Vifloor Canada partners to make a carpet that supports your community without treading on our one home.
Doing the sustainable dance without a footprint
It’s like a paradoxical tango of back and forth – our goal with the environment is to give back more than we take without leaving anything behind. Shaw Contract took the lead, establishing a worldwide carbon-neutral facility operation by focusing on efficiency, choosing cleaner fuel sources and seeking proof that the renewable energy sourced made it back into the system. This sustainable commercial carpet manufacturing process creates clean energy by producing on-site renewable energy, keeping your business footloose and fancy free-from environmental tie-downs and old-school carbon footprints.
Bringing new meaning to minimalism
Green habits start with cutting back. Out of all the flooring options, sustainable commercial carpet produces the lowest level of volatile organic compounds, improving air quality and reducing the flooring’s gas emissions. As a bonus, sustainable carpet also typically involves less harsh cleaning chemicals as it requires more gentle surfactants for maintenance.
But that’s not all – our Shaw Contract line is bolstered by the company’s five-year and counting commitment to the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings effort. These initiatives push the progress forward, reducing the greenhouse gas intensity by 40 per cent per pound of final product in comparison to 2010.
You get what you put in
If the house doesn’t fall when the bones are good, the sustainable commercial carpet industry will outlast the pyramids. From sustainable carpet’s healthier material make-up (compared to traditional carpet) to the ethos upgrade provided by the product’s recycled composition, today’s carpet industry offers all kinds of ‘good’ bone structures. For reference, traditional carpeting can be made up of anything from polyester to olefin, which reduces indoor air quality through the harmful gasses these materials produce.
Our Shaw Contract line uses eco-conscious materials centred around ingenuity and innovation to help improve the integrity of the product and its benefit for the customer. Specifically, the carpet features the EcoSolution Q100™, which boasts a high-performance pure recycled-content nylon fibre and cuts the carbon output by 42 per cent compared to traditional flooring. You are what you eat, so ensuring the carpet’s manufacturing has an eco-conscious diet is essential to progress.
Stand confidently on the right foot
When you feel good, you look good, and every building stakeholder knows how important first impressions are. Let your building’s performance shine elegantly and effortlessly throughout the occupant’s stay, and let the products you use do the talking.
When staying on trend and in line with your environmental impact goals has never been easier – make Vifloor the stylish caddy to your pursuit of championing carbon neutrality. Don’t be fooled by the ‘cutting-edge’ in our carpet, we know how to keep our corporate trail wild and unmanicured.