Our goal is to make products with the lowest carbon footprint possible. Products that go beyond neutral to help restore the health of the planet.
By using recycled content and bio-based materials in an innovative way, we have created carpet tiles that store carbon, preventing its release into the atmosphere.
This innovation, coupled with our commitment to lower our carbon footprint across all areas of our business, has driven us to produce our first carbon negative flooring products.
When the manufacture of a product stores more carbon than it emits, the product is carbon negative. The carbon negative materials in the CQuest™BioX backing, in combination with specialty yarns and tufting processes, results in a carbon negative carpet tile.
Our CQuest™ backings enable us to manufacture carpet tiles with a negative (cradle-to-gate) footprint.
Guided by materials science, we’ve added new thinking and innovative new materials to make backings with a much lower carbon footprint – away from the status quo and toward carbon negative.
First, we added new bio-based materials and more recycled content to our backings. Then, we measured how these materials influence the carbon footprint. These new materials, measured on a stand-alone basis, are net carbon negative – reducing our carbon footprint – and result in carbon negative backings.
Our work doesn’t end with our backings. The carbon negative materials in the CQuest™BioX backing, in combination with specialty yarns and tufting processes, results in a carbon negative carpet tile. The finished product brings together durability, industry-leading design, and a negative carbon footprint that ultimately benefits the planet.