Here at Floor Coverings International Medina, wcarpet in medinae take care to provide you with plenty of eco-friendly flooring options, and this includes our selection of recyclable carpets. If you’re a homeowner in the Medina and Medina County area and you’re looking to install new, eco-friendly carpet, or hoping to recycle your old one, there are a few things you’ll need to know before getting started. Below is a quick guide to help you get started with installing or removing carpet sustainably.

What to Install

When looking for new carpet to install, try sticking to nylon 6 fiber carpet. One of our key suppliers, Shaw Floors, offers a wide selection of these carpets. This type of fiber is special, because it can be recycled over and over again. While it is technically possible to recycle any kind of carpet, nylon 6 is one of the most commonly processed, and this makes it easier to find facilities that will reclaim it for recycling after use. Your used carpet can be turned into various plastic products, including roofing, machine parts, and new carpet! Using recycled or recyclable carpet is much better for the environment, as this cuts back on the use of non-renewable oil for plastic manufacturing.

After Removal

When removing old carpet, it’s important to inform your installers beforehand so that they may take the carpet to a collection facility after removal. Shaw Floors hosts a network of carpet collection facilities nation wide, and sends reclaimed carpet to their Evergreen Carpet Recycling Facility where it is processed. Shaw has reclaimed an average of over 100 million pounds of used carpet each year since 2006. About 5 billion pounds of carpet go to the landfill each year, so this process helps to reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste that goes to our landfills.

Contact your Local Carpet Experts Today!

Whether you need to install new carpets or remove your old ones, our knowledgeable staff at Floor Coverings International Medina can help you do so in an eco-friendly way. Call us today for a free, in-home consultation, and to learn more about which recyclable carpets are best for your Medina home!

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