In developing flooring solutions, we aim to ensure they are not only innovative from a functional perspective but are formulated with sustainability in mind. This includes the responsible use of valuable resources throughout the manufacturing process to minimise our carbon footprint.
The durability of our high-performance resin systems means that flooring lasts longer and does not require replacement so frequently. The resources required for uplift, removal and disposal of the floor therefore and those used in the manufacturing and installation of a replacement floor are saved.
As the regional manufacturing centre, at Flowcrete, we take great care to minimise resource and energy use during our manufacturing process.
By using reusable UN Certified intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) for shipment of our systems, we are able to reduce our fuel consumption for every litre of material sold. This practice also greatly reduces the amount of packaging waste being generated and non-reusable metal containers being consumed.
All of our waste streams are closely monitored to ensure the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly route to disposal. Wherever possible we reintroduce factory waste to our manufacturing processes or look to eliminate waste at source.
In many instances, our flooring systems can remain in-situ when floor replacement is carried out, avoiding the requirement for disposal.
Flowcrete has been using predominantly water-based and solvent-free flooring technology for more than a decade. This has significantly reduced the emission of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to the atmosphere during installation.
Wherever possible, we seek to use raw materials from local markets and warehousing and manufacturing units within a 500-mile radius of our production sites.
A number of the components used in our flooring materials are from recycled or reclaimed sources.
We undertake regular assessments of our sites to monitor the use of the surrounding land, water and atmosphere. These audits assess hazardous chemical substances, ventilation, environmental noise, waste management, water and sanitation.
Our innovative Isocrete Acoustic K, a sub-floor soundproofing system, reduces noise levels in multi-occupancy spaces and absorbs sounds generated by foot traffic.
Flowcrete materials can also be used by specification professionals and architects to qualify for LEED® credits.