Putting Eco Into Ecotile Floor Tiles
Ecotile has had the same ethos since its conception 25 years ago – to produce quality products for industry, whilst being as green as possible. And for us, minimising our footprint is achieved in a number of ways. Employing state of the art manufacturing processes, Ecotile operate to ISO14001 Environmental Management System standards.
We look to create zero waste, and have designed our floor tiles to be 100% recyclable. So when they come to the end of their life in a business environment, they can be recycled and made into the next generation of Ecotile floor tiles. The same for any off-cuts too, we recycle them and never throw them away. And as many of our installations don’t need to use adhesives when laying Ecotile flooring, we’re minimising the use of those too.
So when sourcing flooring which is durable and fit for industrial use, remember to consider what happens after it’s served its purpose. Ecotile floor tiles can be 100% recycled.
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)
The very high quality of recycled material used in the creation of an Ecotile recycled tile actually has a lower filler content than some of the ‘virgin’ material used by competitors!!! (Fillers are particles added to material). 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, it also helps to minimise impact on the environment too.
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 An Ecotile Be Recycled?
An 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 can arrange to collect any excess material or off-cuts completely free of charge. This means that 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 at [email protected] 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. This causes molecules to evaporate or separate from the liquid or solid form of the compound. These can enter the surrounding air and 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.