Belgotex is the green choice in flooring
With the trend towards greener homes, many homeowners assume that natural floor coverings are more eco-friendly. In fact, many of the processes used to manufacture natural floor coverings are less green than their synthetic counterparts.
Belgotex Carpets’ SDX ranges are produced through a waterless extrusion process that gives them their stainproof, colourfast, UVand bleach-resistant characteristics. The synthetic nylon has its colour injected during the molten solution stage as opposed to traditional post-dyeing techniques which utilise more water. Their new Green Underlay is made from 100 percent recycled yarn and the Grimebuster Ultra rubber crumb cushion backing is made from 100 percent recycled car tyres.
Belgotex is so committed to being more eco-friendly, the company has adopted a number of green business practices, including:
- One of the only local manufacturers to be ISO 14001 certified. All products carry the Environmental Choice logo.
- Belgotex has spent R2,4 million to save 460kW power with automatic sensors that turn off lights and aircons when not in use.
- The company has certificates for safe waste disposal and uses only clean burning coal. Creel ends and extrusion waste is recycled into injection moulded products such as plastic tables and chairs.
- Belgotex Carpets’ Reclamation programme collects second-hand carpets, which are cleaned and sent to Cindi, the charity organisation for Children in Need so they don’t land up on a landfill site.
What’s more, carpets keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, which means you’ll reduce your electricity consumption. Also, the levels of volatile organic compounds are so low you can rest assured you’re breathing clean air. In fact, research shows that carpets improve indoor air quality by reducing dust and allergens from the breathing space. Clearly, Belgotex Carpets are the ideal choice for the eco-conscious homeowner.