Sustainable Flooring

Meeting the needs of the present without compromising those of the future.

What is a Sustainability?


Sustainability refers to the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It involves a balance between social, economic, and environmental considerations to ensure long-term well-being for both people and the planet. Sustainability encompasses various dimensions such as environmental, social and economic.

What does sustainability specifically mean for Olivers Contracts?


At Olivers Contracts, our entire team is dedicated to providing, utilizing, and advocating for sustainable choices with our clients as we conduct our daily operations through the most eco-friendly and practical approaches. Recognizing that sustainability is a collaborative effort, we aim to inform you about opportunities within the flooring industry to enhance overall sustainability.

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What sustainability opportunities are there in the flooring industry?


Nearly all prominent manufacturers in the commercial flooring industry are diligently striving to offer sustainable alternatives. This includes carbon-neutral floor coverings, recycling programs tailored for contractors/end-users, and the exploration of significantly more sustainable manufacturing processes. Numerous avenues now exist for all of us to actively contribute to fostering a more sustainable society.

Tarkett’s ReStart Programme


Tarkett are one of the leading vinyl, LVT, linoleum and carpet tile manufacturers. Their ReStart programme provides contractors with the opportunity to recycle Tarkett floorcoverings or any type of carpet tile excluding pvc backed tiles. Olivers Contracts has taken advantage of this scheme most notably in collaboration with a major furniture store andrecovered nearly 2 tons of vinyl – see here. Find out more about Tarkett ReStart.

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Recofloor – recycling vinyl initiative


Recofloor is a collection and recycling service for commercial waste vinyl flooring across the UK. Founded by flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor, we provide an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional waste disposal routes, helping the flooring industry and its partners become more sustainable. 

Forbo’s Back to the Floor Recycling Programme


Forbo collect clean installation off cuts of Forbo products which provides more material to be recycled into some of their products.

Forbo’s linoleum range, named Marmoleum is produced with 97% natural raw materials and is climate positive when it leaves the factory without offsetting.

This is only a brief example of some of the schemes available.

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Staff Sustainability Favourites


“Forbo Marmoleum linoleum is an extremely durable floorcovering. Being made with 97% raw materials and climate positive when it leaves the factory, this product gives you the best of both worlds”.


“V4 wood planks not only offer quality and elegance but with V4, their wood flooring is responsibly sourced and harvested from the well managed forests of Europe”.



“Burmatex Arctic is a heavy contract designer carpet tile that is carbon neutral made of carbon negative recycled yarn”.


“Bolon- not just beautiful design…..Bolon have deliberately chosen to not have a special “green collection”. Instead, all Bolon floor ranges have the same high levels of performance when it comes to sustainability. 99.7% of Bolon production waste is taken care of through material recycling or energy recovery. Only 0.3% ends up in landfill.”


“I appreciate Interface’s Human Nature Collection, a sustainable carpet tile option. It not only brings nature-inspired design into spaces but is also part of Interface’s commitment to Mission Zero, aiming to eliminate any negative impact the company may have on the environment”.

Eco Friendly Flooring Contractors

Olivers Contracts are a leading floor contractor in London who are specialists in luxury floor vinyl, both supply and installation – providing a quality and safe service all around. Speak to us for a free site inspection and consultation.