Environmental Impact – Recyclable PVC Floor Tiles

Ecotile – the sustainable choice that works harder than the rest

Eco-Friendly Flooring of the highest quality by Ecotile

Ecotile do not go above and beyond to ensure industrial practices are as green as possible. For us, being green is standard practice. It is because of this that our ambition to create a zero waste policy has been at the heart of our business for many years.

We understand that many industrial practices have a negative impact on the world around us and that this is a growing concern with consumers. We have put together this guide so that each and every one of our valued customers has the chance to learn about our practices,policies and Eco-Friendly flooring solutions.

What is an Ecotile Made From?

Each Ecotile is injection moulded using either virgin, recycled or a combination of both virgin and recycled material.

VIRGIN MATERIAL: Something not previously consumed or used.

All recycled material is strictly controlled and graded. The recycled material used in the creation of every Ecotile has a lower filler content (Fillers are particles added to material) than the virgin material used by our competitors. Therefore our tiles are more durable, less likely to mark or scuff and are guaranteed not to warp or deform. Our unique manufacturing method not only guarantees a better quality of floor tile but also helps to protect the environment.

How is an Eco-friendly tile Produced?

We could go on forever about the machinery used and the intricate details involved in creating an Ecotile, but it’s much more fun to watch our machines in action by taking a look at this video.

Can Ecotiles be Recycled?

The Ecotile is 100% recyclable. At the end of its service life the tile can be granulated and re-used to manufacture a new floor. Most floor coverings only have a limited life span due to wear or are scrapped for refurbishment. The majority of waste floor coverings will end up in landfill. This is because once a floor has been adhered to the floor, it cannot be re-used. Not only can our flooring tiles be recycled, there is also a strong market for pre-owned tiles, so you can rest assured that when the time comes to replace your flooring. It will not end up in Landfill.

Who recycles our Eco-friendly flooring?

As an environmentally responsible company we will arrange to collect any excess material or off-cuts completely free of charge. This means that either when the tiles have reached the end of their useful life at your property or if you have anything left over once the floor has been fitted you can simply get in touch with us. To arrange a collection simply email us and let us know the approximate quantity or material to be recycled together with the collection address, a contact telephone number and we will take care of the rest!

What about VOC Content?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapour pressure at room temperature. Their high vapour pressure results from a low boiling point, which causes molecules to evaporate or separate from the liquid or solid form of the compound and enter the surrounding air. This can be toxic.

Volatile Organic Compounds are something we take very seriously here at Ecotile, and whilst trace elements are unavoidable from modifiers and non PVC based additives, we work hard to ensure that this is significantly less than any resin based flooring system or the VOC levels encountered when using adhesives to stick down conventional floor coverings.

As an authorised and approved vinyl recycling and re-processing company, we pride ourselves on doing the very best for the environment whilst at the same time providing the very best quality products to our customers. Explore our website to discover the various eco-friendly flooring options available to you and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.