Posted on August 6, 2023
In a gathering shaded by recent thoughts on sustainability, figures from varied realms—specifiers, designers, and developers—came together beneath a singular canopy of interest: the environment and its harmonious dance with flooring. Particularly under the lens were resilient floors, with an emphasis on wooden ones—those long-standing sentinels of time that, if nurtured appropriately, reduce the need for new boards or intensive restoration.
The discourse was vast, meandering like a river, touching upon the current guidelines that delineate the contours of recyclability, the meticulous craft of installation, and the grand orchestration of management.
Amid the mosaic of voices was Pete Thomas, speaking with the backing of Tarkett, a renowned name in the flooring world. As a beacon of the Flooring Sustainability Partnership, he shed light on findings from the Flooring Resource Efficiency Action Plan. The numbers spoke a hopeful language: the return of vinyl flooring to the circle of use had grown by 33%, and carpet manufacturing waste had seen a rejuvenation of over 50%. Thomas’s narrative also spanned across the vast expanse of Europe, delving into its legislative pulse and narrowing down to the United Kingdom’s policy—most notably, the inception of CE marking on construction-related products since the year 2013.
Thomas concluded with whispers of the future, drawing attention to Vinyl 2010—a phoenix that had risen anew as VinylPlus. Its promise? A challenging yet hopeful endeavour to breathe new life into 100,000 tonnes of vinyl flooring annually, a commitment demanding the spark of innovation and looking towards the horizons of end-of-life flooring as a beacon.
We provide virtually dust-free sanding with our continuous belt machinery with mobile extraction units, giving you a safer environment for your family.
This organic finish not only adds beauty to your home but also has exceptional water-repellent characteristics, making it easier to clean and maintain.
This natural floor finish offers the softest and most mellow appearance – and leaves your floor able to breath.
Using soft buffing machines (and hand-polishing where required) will bring a wonderful sheen to your newly-finished floor.
We offer a full assessment of your wooden floors to determine what repairs are needed to provide the perfect working surface for the later stages of sanding, staining and sealing.
We offer a comprehensive restoration process designed to address floors that are improperly fitted or damaged over time through wear and tear.
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