At Virtuoso Flooring, we take sustainability seriously and are very aware of our environmental responsibility in the flooring industry. We work hard to reduce our impact on the planet as much as possible, and, as such, we offer a wide selection of sustainable flooring options, including Cradle to Cradle.
“The global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made. Cradle to Cradle has been assessing the safety, circularity and responsibility of materials and products across five categories of sustainability performance – material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship and social fairness” [source].
For products or materials to become certified under the Cradle to Cradle Product Standard or to receive a Material Health Certificate, an independent assessment body works with businesses to ensure their item meets the rigorous standards. They must be within the scope of certification, not use any banned chemicals, meet eligibility requirements and much more. Accredited bodies assess products and materials, and data and documentation must be created and submitted. Once certified, the product will be re-tested every two years to ensure it still meets all the criteria.
One of the C2C certified products we supply and install is Econyl. Econyl is 100% regenerated nylon from fishing nets and other fabric scraps. The manufacturer transforms these materials into beautiful carpets that can be recycled, recreated, and remoulded, creating new products from old resources.
As part of our commitment to the environment and reducing our impact, we choose to work with suppliers who share our ethos and passion for reducing our carbon footprint. We work hard to ensure all suppliers we work with invest time and resources into reducing waste and ensuring their products are as environmentally friendly as possible.
In addition to this, we also try to recycle old flooring as much as we can, and that’s why we are proud to be members of Recofloor, founded by Polyflor and Altro. Recofloor is a recycling scheme specifically for commercial waste vinyl. It allows old commercial waste vinyl to be recycled and transformed into brand new flooring, reducing the amount of waste going to landfills and the obvious burden this has on the environment.
We also like to work with the best British brands, such as Cormar Carpets, Abingdon, Woodpecker, Ted Todd, Brockway and Furlong. Working with British brands means products don’t have to travel too far to get to us, therefore reducing this aspect of our environmental impact.
If you’re looking for Cradle to Cradle sustainable flooring in Bath, our flooring experts are here to help. Our team can offer impartial advice on eco-friendly flooring solutions for residential and commercial customers. We work with only the best suppliers who have high-quality flooring built to last and which have as little negative impact on the environment as possible.
Why not pop into our showroom on Moorland Road today? We’re open from Monday to Friday between 9 am, and 5:30 pm and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Alternatively, you can give our team a call on 01225 972 715.