As a flooring retailer, we are passionately committed to bettering our environment by our own actions and through our relationships with our community, our suppliers, and our employees. As part of our deep dedication to greening our industry, our community, and our world, we are proud to offer Green Select – a special designation for products that meet our very high environmental standards. Why? Because "going green" is simply the right thing to do.
For a product to be labeled as Green Select, it must meet at least one of our established environmental standards:
- Be recyclable.
- Contain a minimum percentage of recycled content.
- Be made from a natural, sustainable, or quickly renewable resource.
Just as many of us recycle aluminum cans, plastic or glass bottles, and newspaper, some flooring products can also be recycled. For instance, to qualify as Green Select, carpet products must be fiber-to-fiber recyclable, meaning that they are recycled to create new carpet without any reduction in performance.
Contain Recycled Content
Did you know? Five recycled plastic soda bottles go into every square foot of PET polyester carpet fiber. Carpets created in this way use a manufacturing process that requires less energy and water to produce than fiber made from raw polyester. Green Select products must contain a minimum percentage of recycled content to qualify.
Natural, Sustainable, Renewable
For products to be labeled as Green Select under this category, they must contain a minimum percentage of natural, sustainable, or renewable content. Sustainable flooring materials include wool, sisal, coir, seagrass, cotton, corn, hemp, linen, jute, mountain grass, silk, cork, bamboo, and linoleum.