Keeping Green

Finding the right floor can be hard enough on its own… and how are you supposed to know what the most sustainable choice is? That’s what we are here for, we carry a multitude of companies that are consciously working on making an environmental difference when providing you products! These are just a few of the many green guard certified companies who contribute to our sustainable flooring options!

Amorim Wise – Cork

Cork is one of the most sustainable floors we carry. One of its main advantages is harvesting does not harm any trees or the environment. In addition, cork is 100 % natural, recyclable and its production has a negative carbon balance. Amorim doesn’t stop there, they have also made production a priority. They recycle all waste to create more product and energy. As a company Amorim focuses on the production process and making it a sustainable one. All this while creating beautiful unique visuals.

Mohawk, Karastan and Godfrey Hirst – Carpet

Mohawks approach to sustainability focusses on every point in the products life cycle from raw materials , manufacturing and distribution to install methods and end of life recycling. Westboro Flooring & Décor features Mohawks Smart Strand and Ever Strand fibres in our showroom. Ever Strand is produced using 100 % post consumer recycled content, mainly water bottles. Creating a product with the benefit of keeping those bottles out of the ocean at the same time.

Smart Strand is produced in part from plant based ingredients without any harsh chemicals. Smart Strand fibres can also be found in our Karastan and Godfrey Hirst products as well.

You can’t go wrong with a natural fibre straight from a sheep in New Zealand. Godfrey Hirst provides a remarkable product with remarkable beauty, performance, health benefits and environmental integrity. Wool is the only authentic naturally sustainable fibre.

Fuzion – Hardwood & Vinyl

Fuzion Flooring looks for ways to reduce waste and help maintain our forests. Partnered with, “ The One Tree Planted “ environmental charity, every time an order is place a tree is planted. Helping to reforest the world one tree at a time. Fuzion also carries a floor score certification that tested over 35 VOC emissions to ensure they are delivering a product that is safe to use in homes, school and ever Health care centers. Fuzion vinyl also features a PVC and Free 100% organic line of waterproof laminates.

Lauzon – Hardwood

Lauzon Hardwood offers an exclusive innovation of air purifying smart floor. Pure Genius is a light activated air purifying agent made of titanium oxide. This improves the air quality within the home without compromising the appearance or strength of the wood. It makes the air 85% more pure. Lauzon is also conscious of its forestry. By managing their own forests they are able to ensure they are always in the best shape. By only using a low percentage of the forest and focusing on younger and more vigorous tree’s growth. Lauzon’s factory is also run on a zero waste policy, using their waste to power their factory. That I would say is, pure genius.

Mercier – Hardwood

Mercier Wood Floors takes sustainability very seriously being the leader in achieving the lowest amount of waste in the industry at 2 – 5 %. What’s more is they reinsert 100 % of residue back into the factory for energy. Along with their consciousness to production they also use all recycled and recyclable products for their packaging.

Karndean – Vinyl

Karndean uses key raw materials such as salt as a renewable resource. In addition to some renewable bio – base raw materials, the minerals used to reinforce their products are naturally plentiful from the earths crust. Raw materials are purchased in bulk and sourced locally as often as possible. Thinking from start to finish ever their adhesive and accessories are water based with extremely low VOC’ levels.

Beaulieu – Carpet & Vinyl

Starting with the production of products, Beaulieu is making changes for the future. Focusing on the long term they are changing out their current boiler system to reduce their gas emissions by nearly 70 %. They are not stopping there, by being cautious of the energy they are using they have decided to cut down their water consumption, electrical consumption and their landfill footprint. Creating a better tomorrow for future generations.