Same as when it was invented in 1863: linseed oil, cork dust, wood flour, tree resins, ground limestone and pigments, all pressed onto a jute backing.
Cork is a renewable resource made from the bark of the cork oak.
A natural material which is a renewable resource and inherently durable. Look for Forest Stewardship Council certified, or salvaged/reclaimed wood.
There are numerous criteria to consider in determining whether a flooring product is “green” and sustainable. Understanding the manufacturing process, the materials used to make the product, and the expected lifespan of a product, are just a few points among various criteria that determines how green a product is.
GreatFloors® is committed to helping the environment inside and out. From adjusting the thermostats in our offices to donating over 4,500 square yards of carpet to charities for reuse, we are looking do whatever we can to make our company a responsible environmental steward.
Global awareness has led to a growing market demand for environmentally friendly or “green” building design, best practices and products. No single standard yet exists for determining whether any particular product or construction practice is “green.”
With today's compliance issues, as well as our elevated awareness of environmental issues, disposal of old flooring isn't as simple as ripping it up and throwing it in a dumpster. Great Floors® offers complete recycling and reclamation services as an integral part of the complete flooring project process.
As one of the nation's largest commercial flooring companies I am proud of our heritage and focused on adding resources to be an even more valuable supplier of commercial flooring to our customers in the decades to come.