Interface’s tagline says a lot about what you can expect from this forward-thinking company: “we make carpet tile, but we sell design.”
If you’re looking for a mix of aesthetic brilliance and exciting innovation, then you’ve just found it. The West Yorkshire-based manufacturer offers a fantastically unique range of what it calls ‘modular carpets’ – giving property owners complete design freedom to create the look they want without compromising on functionality.
It’s pretty easy to get your hands on carpet tiles these days but Interface has been there since the very beginning. The company started back in 1973, with founder Ray Anderson determined to meet rising demand for flexible flooring for the modern office environment.
Interface may have been born in Britain but its popularity quickly spread internationally. You can now find its products improving offices and commercial settings across the world.
In 1994, Interface made the decision to change how it produces carpet tiles by switching from the usual waste-heavy manufacturing methods to something more sustainable. Its ambitions are laid out in Mission Zero – the company’s promise to eliminate all negative impact it has on the environment by 2020.
The drive is ongoing, with Interface regularly investing in new methods and technologies to keep everything running in the most sustainable way possible. As of 2015, the company’s carbon footprint had been reduced by 98%, with water usage also falling by 93%. Overall, its European manufacturing facilities operate on 95% renewable energy, with zero waste going to landfill sites.
Interface manages to achieve its sustainability goals without compromising one bit on quality. The products on offer are built to last using some of the best materials out available. Output Loop & Lines and Output Micro both have heavy ratings for commercial and domestic use, for example. You can put them anywhere in your home or office space knowing they’ll still look and feel great long into the future.
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