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Innovation

Interface®’s sustainability successes are defined by innovation. Our commitment to Mission Zero® has fostered an entrepreneurial spirit inspiring innovative thinkers to imagine unique solutions. From the inventiveness of modular carpet itself to the advanced low impact products we offer today, Interface’s history has been marked by innovation.

 

Entropy®

Entropy is the pioneer product in Interface’s i2 collection. Inspired by Biomimicry, specifically responding to the question of how nature designs a floor, the unique pattern and coloration of Entropy tiles results in less manufacturing waste and allows for non directional installation, which is much faster and less wasteful than traditional floorcoverings. In fact, Entropy floors result in as little as 1.5% waste compared to as much as 14% for broadloom carpet. Additionally, mergeable dye lots eliminate the need for attic stock and allow individual tiles to be removed and replaced without disrupting the overall design of the floor. Since its release in 2000, Entropy has become one of Interface's most specified products.

Entropy®

 
 

TacTiles®

TacTiles are Interface’s revolutionary carpet tile installation system that eliminates the need for glue. TacTiles are small adhesive backed squares that adhere carpet tiles securely together to form a floor that “floats” for greater flexibility, easier replacement and long-term performance without permanent adhesion to the subfloor. The result is less waste, low VOCs and greater savings, not to mention an environmental footprint that is over 90% lighter than that of traditional glue adhesives.

TacTiles®

 
 

Net-Works™

Interface has partnered with the Zoological Society of London, yarn producer Aquafil, and Project Seahorse to develop a pioneering model of inclusive business that builds a closed loop around sourcing raw materials for our carpet. The Net-Works program sources fishing nets from coastal areas, cleaning up oceans and beaches while creating financial opportunities for people in impoverished communities. These nets are then sold to Acquafil and recycled into yarn for Interface carpet.

Learn more about Net-Works here.

Net-Works™

 
 

Cool Carpet™

Launched in the marketplace in 2003, Cool Carpet is the world’s first carbon neutral carpet. Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), we measure the total greenhouse gas emissions created during the entire life cycle of our products and then balance the carbon footprint through the purchase and retirement of offsets, creating carbon neutral Cool Carpet. We use strict criteria to select real, permanent and additional verified emission reduction credits certified to a consensus-based protocol. We have also hired an independent third party organization, SGS, to verify our measurement process and calculations. Through 2015, we sold more than 284 million square yards of Cool Carpet, retiring more than 3.7 million metric tonnes of verified emission reduction credits.

The Cool Carpet program is third-party verified annually to the GHG Protocol – Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard. The most recent Verification Statement and the Cool Carpet Methodology Report are available upon request.

Click HERE for examples of our current Cool Carpet offset projects.