R4® – Return, Reuse, Recycle, Reduce
In 2007, we developed the R4® program (return, reuse, recycle, reduce) specifically for our customers across the country to facilitate the recycling of all Carpet, LVT, and Kinetex samples and architect folders that are no longer needed.
Designer libraries and dealer showrooms are continuously being emptied of unused samples and folders. The goal is that none of these items ever reach a landfill. When we receive samples back through the R4® program, those samples are either returned to our sample inventory to be reused on other projects or recycled.
On average, we recycle/reuse 5,000 pounds of samples per month, which enables us to divert over 60,000 pounds of waste from the landfills each year. We created this program to help ensure our architect folders or carpet samples will never reach a landfill.