Making floors that last a lifetime.
Our ethos is to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality in design, manufacturing, product and service.
We’re committed to leading standards and dedicated to raising environmental awareness in the industry.
Through our innovation culture, we focus on:
When it comes to raw materials, we choose suppliers that are recognised and certified as suppliers of virgin PVC resin, which we use for its excellent performance and ease of processing. Our supplier relationships also support our commitment to develop phthalate-free products, use recycled additives and bio-based plasticisers.
Our UK factory uses EU-based suppliers who belong to VinylPlus – a body which brings together producers, suppliers and distributors of PVC to establish a long-term sustainability framework.
Rated as ‘very good’ under BREEAM, it features solar panelling, a cyclonic water irrigation system, a bio digester, and electric charge points for employee cars. As well as allowing us to support the local community, the new centre has allowed us to effectively reduce touch points in our product lifecycle, saving handling times and significantly reducing average product journeys.
Ranging from raw material input to customer delivery, these checks ensure every aspect of our manufacturing process is working to optimal efficiency. Making our floors in the UK means we are closer to our major markets; our service and quality is controlled and transport is fast and practical.
Up to 40% of all production waste is recycled back into the backing layers of our products. Any secondary waste is recycled off-site. When all other channels are exhausted we dispose of our general waste through RDF, landfill being a last resort.
Currently, around 60% of our packaging and printed material is made from recycled material. With every new product launch and new brochure we print, we are working to improve this. We ensure that almost 100% of our internal packaging is reused or recycled.
Working with partners who are able to use waste in the manufacture of other products, we carefully select processors to recycle any production waste we can’t reuse. At the end of their life our products can be recycled and made into tough and functional products like traffic cones or shoe soles.
At the end of its life when a floor is replaced, it first needs to be removed from its subfloor. Due to the contaminating residues of adhesives and site waste we don’t currently have the ability to process this. Instead, we recommend safe disposal through third-party industry schemes like the vinyl take-back scheme AgPR.
Our experienced team of aftercare advisors offer vital support covering installation, maintenance, post-fitting and the technical aspects of how to look after and maintain floors so that they last as long as possible.
As with every other aspect of Amtico’s service we ensure that we continually update and refine this advice in step with advances in technology and best practice
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