A better future
There are growing concerns about the use of oil-based polymers in flooring - like sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tiles and industrial rubber - because of their high carbon footprint and the widespread environmental issues associated with their production, use and disposal.
The quest for viable alternatives was the catalyst for the development of Mycelium Floor - based on an innovative organic fibre. After many years of research, development and investment, the product concept has been tested and refined and industrial production has been established. As a result, we are able to bring Mycelium Floor to commercial projects in the UK.
Mycelium is one of a new generation of organic alternatives that have been developed to replace plastics and other high-carbon construction materials. Fast-growing fibres are harvested from fungi cultivated on cellulose-rich waste. These fibres are used as the basis for packaging, clothing and even compostable coffins.
Waste not, want not
Corn cobs, spent coffee grounds, rice straw, discarded seaweed, clam and oyster shells - these are some of the waste materials that are used as feedstocks for the growth of mycelium. This is a great example of the circular economy and it makes mycelium one of the most sustainable of materials.
As a result, Mycelium Floor is composed of 95% recycled, organic content. So, it looks, feels and smells natural and is distinctly different from oil-based plastic flooring. It’s been awarded eco-accreditation and contributes to BREEAM and LEED building credits.
Mycelium Floor is part of a family of bio-based products that are designed to work together and which share a common colour palette. The range includes flexible tiles and sheets that are sustainable alternatives to oil-based vinyls and innovative acoustics panels in unique and artistic designs.
Design & Performance
Mycelium Floor isn’t just made differently, it looks and feels different too. The organic design range is built around five integrated colour palettes in complementary and contrasting tones. And whilst it’s installed like a ceramic tile it has a soft and forgiving feel so it’s easy to cut into custom shapes.
Despite this apparent softness, there is no compromise in product durability, even in the most demanding of commercial environments and it’s highly rated for fire and slip safety too.
So, all in all, Mycelium Floor is an interesting substitute for traditional ceramics, which are high energy and high carbon, and oil-based vinyl tiles. Time to explore the organic alternative?
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