ALANTA – Flor by Interface, a design brand that offers a modular flooring system for customizable floor designs, introduced its first carbon-negative rugs as part of its Spring collection. Inspired by nature, these rugs combine fashionable designs with low environmental impact which results in a negative carbon footprint.
Flor uses plant-based materials that have sequestered carbon to develop its CQuest BioX carrier, which has a negative carbon footprint. The CQuest line of underlays, developed by parent company Interface, uses new bio-based materials and recycled content. Flor’s new materials in the CQuest backing, Econyl yarn and new manufacturing process all result in a negative carbon footprint mat.
In the Spring collection, there are three models of negative carbon footprint mats: Peninsula, Stratosphere and Hemisphere. These three mats are inspired by nature in their designs and ability to store more carbon than they release from raw material extraction to manufacturing, also known as cradle-to- spoiled. Flor also offers the purchase of carbon offsets, which the company does for the rest of the product’s life cycle.
Peninsula is inspired by strips of land and water, illustrated by its soft stripes of color. Hemisphere decorates interior spaces with a design that mimics the layers of the Earth, and Stratosphere is a light and airy style inspired by a breath of fresh air and atmosphere. The three mats are available in three colors; Peninsula is available in black, mahogany and gray, while Hemisphere and Stratosphere are available in black, dove and tan.
“The innovation of carbon-negative mats continues our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint through responsibly sourced materials, renewable energy-powered manufacturing and innovative backing technology,” said James Pope, managing director of Flor.
The brand’s negative carbon footprint mats will be labeled with a special symbol to help select products with the lowest carbon footprint. FLOR’s carbon negative styles should be installed with the brand’s new FLORdot+, which is green in color. All three styles are currently available in the Americas. For more information, visit FLOR.com/carbon.