Would you believe it If someone told you that there is a part in your car that is made of recycled carpet? Probably, not—it does seem kind of preposterous, right? However, they may very well be telling you the truth. Carpet and carpet pad recycling is growing, slowly but surely, and Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design is proud to be the Stark County, Ohio and Summit County, Ohio area’s only floor covering retailer currently participating in this program.
“Green” is a big buzzword these days, and it doesn’t appear to be going away. And why should it? If you were a business owner, and you knew that you could keep 4500 pounds of waste out of a landfill, wouldn’t you do it? Well, that’s exactly what your local “green” flooring retailer is doing. One thousand square yards of carpeting that goes to a recycling plant is 4500 pounds diverted from a landfill. Additionally, as a primarily petroleum-based product, 1,000 square yards of carpet recycled is about 440 gallons of oil saved. At this time, approximately 4-6 percent of all landfill space is taken up by carpeting and carpet padding, but with the new carpet and carpet pad recycling programs, that number does not have to grow.
So, where does Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design get all of this carpet and padding that they’re recycling? From you, of course! Where do you think your old carpet and padding goes when Barrington comes to install brand new flooring in your Stark County home or Summit County apartments? They load it into a trailer that will eventually be picked up, and hauled off to the nearest recycling facility.
Carpet padding, because it is made from a single material is significantly easier to recycle than carpet, which has multiple component materials. Carpet pad is simply made into, well, carpet pad. Carpeting, on the other hand, can be used in many different products, most of which have little or nothing to do with flooring. Carpet cushion is the nearest that recycled carpeting comes to its original purpose. Here are a few more items that may contain recycled carpet:
-Erosion abatement products
-Road construction filler
-Stormwater management and septic chambers
-Parking stops and more!
Carpet and carpet padding are not the only things that are being recycled at Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design. All of their paperwork is scanned into their computer system allowing papers to be shredded and recycled. All that cardboard packaging? That’s recycled, too. Even Barrington’s plastics are being recycled as well!
What does this all boil down to? Shopping with Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design is green! You’ll save some green with their outstanding prices, you’ll be working with a green company that is committed to long-term sustainability, and your neighbors will be green with envy over your gorgeous new carpet!
As the only independent flooring retailer in the Stark County, Ohio and Summit County, Ohio area participating in the carpet and carpet pad recycling program, as well as offering the top notch service that they are known for, as well as the best products in the flooring industry, there simply is no better choice than Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design.
Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design
3602 S. Arlington Rd.
Akron, Ohio 44312
Showroom Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-8pm; Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Closed on Sunday