Today’s generation is far more aware of environmental issues than was generations before us. And so, this is a fair question. Can LVF be broken down and recycled? Or, will it wind up in the landfill one day and never really break down and decompose?

The answer is yes

The simple answer is: yes, it is recyclable. It can be chipped and melted down and is used to make a wide variety of things. For instance, plastic wrap, PVC pipe for houses, and plastic bottles for cooking oil can all be made from recycled vinyl. Also, even some luxury vinyl flooring products are made from recycled material.

While recycling vinyl is a little more involved than with standard plastics, it is one of the most versatile products on the market when it comes to possible uses of the recycled materials. Fillers, lubricants, impact modifiers, resins, pigments, and many other things use recycled vinyl material in their production.

It is good to be green.

Recycling vinyl products on the most basic level help protect the environment by keeping the material out of our landfills, where they take up space and do not break down naturally. It also helps to conserve our resources. Why produce more virgin material when recycled material can be used. It is estimated that if products were made from at least 50% recycled material, there would be a 30% reduction in greenhouse gasses produced.

A floor that you can be proud of

Not only is luxury vinyl plank an elegant wood that has the look and texture of natural hardwood. Not only does luxury vinyl tile flooring look and feel so much like ceramic or stone that your friends will be fooled. You also have flooring that is waterproof, durable, and easy to clean. This floor is made with a mind toward the responsible use of resources and recycled when replacing the existing floor. What could be better than that?

At First American Carpet & Floors, we are conscious of the importance of recycled material in our world and are proud to promote environmentally friendly solutions. We have two showrooms, one in Woodbridge and the other in Stafford, VA, filled with flooring options for your every need. We serve the broader area of Triangle, Fredericksburg, Lorton, Manassas, Dumfries, and Lake Ridge, VA; we’d like to help you as well. Give us a call or stop by, and we will show off or recyclable and recycled luxury vinyl flooring.