Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has launched a brand new, sustainable underlay made from recycled plastic bottles.
An eco-friendly alternative to PU foam, felt and rubber underlay, SpringBond is manufactured in the UK and made from 85 percent recycled fibres. Designer Contracts worked closely with the manufacturers to exclusively develop the underlay product for the new build market. It is available in 7mm and 9mm thicknesses and is fully recyclable at the end of its life.
Said Designer Contracts md, Peter Kelsey: “We are excited by this brand-new product, which demonstrates our passion and commitment to the environment, and we feel that homeowners will be just as enthusiastic. Interestingly, if the average three-bedroom household used it throughout their property, they would divert the equivalent of 1,000 500ml PET plastic bottles from landfill!
“It offers users a number of benefits, it is lightweight, dust free, and also has excellent thermal and acoustic properties, enhanced by a ‘z’ shaped structure which creates natural bounce back – perfect for homeowners who are conscious about reducing their carbon footprint, without compromising on performance.
“We’re passionate about doing our bit for the environment and our commitment was reflected in our recent Carpet Recycling UK ‘Take Back’ award that we won for the fourth time this summer for our scheme which is diverting over 250 tonnes of carpet waste from landfill.”
The company operates across 15 UK regional facilities. As well as flooring, the company provides curtains and blinds, furniture and lighting, and operates a showhome and contract-focused interior design services division.