29 Jan 2020

DEZEEN – Forbo’s Coral flooring collection is made with regenerated fishing nets and plastic bottles

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UK manufacturer Forbo Flooring has created a range of textile entrance flooring from regenerated industrial and post-consumer waste, which can reduce cleaning time for businesses.

The Coral collection is made with Econyl, a high-quality yarn derived from carpet waste, fishing nets and other materials that would otherwise have gone to landfill.

This yarn is then tufted to create dense rolls, mats and tiles, which are capable of preventing pollutants as well as rain, snow, sand and soil from entering a building.

According to testing by Cleaning Research International, the flooring system is capable of removing up to 95 per cent of dirt and moisture, which in turn reduces the time spent cleaning floors by up to 65 per cent.

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