Each year, millions of pounds of carpet are removed from residences across the country, making it a very common product in landfills. Did you know that ONE house of carpet turns into 36.7 gallons of oil poured into the environment and the same amount of CO2 as driving from Chicago to New York City? 1,000 square feet of carpet and padding equates to 500 pounds in a landfill, making carpet and padding 2% of total weight in landfills across the US.
That's why in 2009 FloorShow bacame the first and only local carpet retailer to reclaim all residential carpet we remove from residential homes (see the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency's website). In the first 60 days, FloorShow kept an estimated 80,000 pounds of carpet and padding out of landfills!
Today we proudly continue to reclaim old carpet and padding from our customers' homes and have diverted millions of pounds of carpet and padding from landfills. Through our Carpet Recycling program, all carpet and padding we've removed over the last 9 years has found new life as new carpet and padding, auto parts, plastic lumber, erosion control products, roof shingles, construction products or fuel pellets.
In addition to our Carpet Recycling program, our flooring sales team can help you choose from a wide variety of eco-friendly or green products, all featured in our showroom.