The deconstruction and reuse of building materials is one of the most effective and achievable ways to reduce construction carbon footprints. Choosing flooring with the potential for reuse gives them a Second Life.
Construction waste accounts for 20% of landfill disposal. Floor finishes are replaced frequently over the life of a building and over 90% of these end up in landfill.
Permanently bonded floor finishes are practically impossible to reuse. Alternative installation technologies offer a more flexible solution.
Multilayer flooring types with an in-built click profile make installation quicker and facilitate deconstruction
Modern production methods and materials make adhesive-free installation possible in some projects.
Non-permanent adhesive technology allows floors to be installed securely and uplifted for reuse at end of life.
A fairground goldfish has a longer lifespan than the average commercial floor
Flooring with a Second Life
Modern flooring materials are developed with reuse in mind.
They allow for easy removal and redeployment at the end of their initial application.