Responsibly sourced products

A sustainable supply chain is vital, so we actively seek and use suppliers that provide evidence of their green credentials and help us all make greener choices. Sustainability is considered within our sourcing and selection processes and for the suppliers we use and for services we provide. We support responsible forest management by making sure timber products we offer are from a sustainable source. Manufacturers from whom we purchase wood or laminate flooring hold FSC certifications, PEFC or equivalent. Many suppliers that we work with hold ISO 14001, BREAAM certifications amongst other recognised environmental certifications including Environmental Product Declarations.

We have been recognised as an Eco Contractor by eco-engineered underlay specialists Texfelt in recognition of an outstanding environmental achievement in using their Springbond underlay. Using Springbond – a sustainable alternative to PU foam, felt and rubber underlay – has meant we have successfully prevented over 3,000,000 plastic bottles from polluting the world’s oceans.

Award winning recycling scheme

We are members of Carpet Recycling UK and have won “Take Back Partner of The Year” for several years running. Our award-winning scheme sees our carpet waste removed from site and returned to our regional warehouses, we don’t use our customers skips! It is then returned to our National Distribution Centre where we analyse, categorise and either dispose of it in the correct way using waste drums or forward it onto our recycling partner who deconstruct it. They then recapture polypropylene and calcium carbonate which is re-used in a wide range of industry applications. Each year we divert more than 250 tons of carpet waste from landfill.

Our teams use sophisticated planning software that forecasts our predicted waste. This means we can plan effectively and as such, use 4 rather than 5 metre widths of flooring therefore further minimising waste and cost.

All cardboard and plastic waste is also returned to our National Distribution Centre where it is baled and forwarded onto a recycling partner.  We recycle over 70 tons of cardboard & 20 tons of plastic each year.

Carpet Recycling UK

Tree planting, carbon offsetting & ocean plastic recovery

Since April 2022 we have been working with Pinksheep, a sustainability conscious merchandise supplier who have helped us make greener choices when it comes to selecting our promotional material. Their sustainability scheme ORA clearly shows us how sustainable each product is and in return for our purchases we accrue tokens depending on how sustainable our choice was.

Pinksheep work in collaboration with Ecologi (who plant trees) and Plastic Bank (who retrieve ocean bound plastic) and our eco tokens are automatically allocated between them both.

Our sustainability performance so far is quite impressive – without bragging! Check out our green data below;

trees planted
bottles collected

By planting 245 trees we have offset 12.25 tonnes of carbon which is equivalent to 18 long haul flights for one person or 60,784 miles driven in car – isn’t that great!

Our 31,349 500ml plastic bottles collected is the equivalent of 626kg of ocean bound plastic being recovered.

We’ll be updating these figures regularly so keep an eye on this space to keep track of our quest to being greener.

Transport efficiency

We closely monitor all our central transport fleet to ensure that every vehicle is driven in a manner that minimises fuel consumption and emissions.

We champion backload transport in all aspects of our business including collection of stock from manufacturers on return journeys following deliveries to our own regional centres and getting our recycling waste to the processing plant. In 2022 we introduced electric company cars to our business.