Sustainable Flooring was established in 2002 to bring truly ‘sustainable’ flooring products to the architectural and design channels. Though created before sustainability was cool (or even really a thing), we have never veered from our mission of offering differentiated products that we deem are ‘double-threat’ in nature. By ‘double-threat’, we mean: 1) more sustainable than traditional competing products, and 2) outperform traditional products. By adopting this philosophy of product engagement and development, our products maintain ‘value’ to both the sustainably minded folks, but also to the people who disregard environmental purchasing all together. Under our rationale…. a better product is a better product – but, if it is also ‘sustainable’, then it is the best of both worlds.
Having spent the better part of 2 decades on innovations with cork, bamboo, and wood by-product materials (inclusive of having a patent on the process to compress wood strands into a densified composite) we have found our ‘happy’ place, working with Vorwerk, a true sustainability pioneer and product development company from Germany, and developing our own line of resilient planks made with a ‘PVC-free’ conglomerated cork core. Both product lines epitomize sustainability (both PVC-free) and our double-threat approach to brining products to the US architect and designer segments.
Our sister company, Sustainable Materials (www.sustainablematerials.com), is also very entrenched in the A&D segment, but focuses on wall innovations instead of flooring. With partnerships throughout Europe, Sustainable Materials has focused largely on innovations with cork (molding, color infusion, etc.) to leverage the raw materials unmatched natural/technical merits (acoustic, thermal, etc.), but packaging it in a breadth of products which excel in commercial interior environments.
For flooring and wall products made from both sustainable inputs and made in a sustainable fashion, you need not look much beyond us.