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Recycling schemes

A Forbo floor is always beautiful and stylish to look at. A floor that’s comfortable to live, work and play on.

But looks aren't everything; often, it’s the things you can’t see that really matter. We believe true sustainability is about creating links of shared responsibilities and values between all stakeholders.

Creating Better Environments brochure
Creating Better Environments infographic

Back to the floor recycling
Back to the Floor

Back to the Floor

We collect and recycle installation off-cuts through our ‘Back to the Floor’ programme.

It’s good for us as it provides material to recycle back into our products and its good for you as it saves money by recycling installation waste, rather than landfilling it.

To read how the scheme is already benefiting contractors, please download our case study using the link below.

We collect Marmoleum, smooth vinyl, LVT, cushioned vinyl, Flotex and Tessera carpet tile off-cuts.

Collections are FREE and as landfill taxes are now £84.40 per tonne, you can make substantial savings by using Back to the Floor. To check how much you can save, just use our handy savings calculator: BTTF savings calculator

To find out more just contact Back to the Floor on 0161 925 8760,

Download: Back to the Floor leaflet
Download: Back To The Floor Case Study

End of life carpet tile recycling

Forbo Flooring has links with a wide network of recycling companies and can bring customers and recyclers together so that uplifted carpet tiles can be recycled or reused.

For more details, please contact your local Forbo area sales manager,

Carpet tiles can be recycled at the end of life
Save a Sample

Save a Sample

Our save a sample scheme encourages customers to return samples to us once they have served their purpose. This allows the samples to be re-used or recycled rather than thrown in the bin, and ultimately reduces the amount of material going to landfill.

Since the introduction of the ‘Save a Sample’ service in 2010 and the scheme’s popularity has been growing steadily each year. The quality of the samples returned is so high that the vast majority of samples (85% as of October 2014) can be reused so reducing the need to order virgin sample material.

If you have samples you would like to return to us, please ring 0800 731 2369 and we can either supply you a pre-paid label (if the weight of the samples is under 5kg) or alternatively, if you have a large amount of samples to return, we can organise a collection of suitably packaged material.


  • Creating Better Environments brochure

    Environmental brochure
    Read our full story in our environmental brochure.

  • Forbo Flooring Systems Sustainability Report

    Sustainability report 2014
    Download our latest sustainability report.

  • Forbo Creating Better Environments Infographic

    Environmental Infographic
    Download our Creating Better Environments Infographic.